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RedHat: Low: xterm security update Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
RedHat Linux An updated xterm package that corrects a security issue is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. A bug was found in the way xterm packages were built that caused the pseudo-terminal device files of the xterm emulated terminals to be owned by the incorrect group. This flaw did not affect Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Update 4 and earlier. This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Low: xterm security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2007:0701-02
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-0701.html
Issue date:        2007-11-15
Updated on:        2007-11-15
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Keywords:          tty owner group
CVE Names:         CVE-2007-2797 
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1. Summary:

An updated xterm package that corrects a security issue is now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 - i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4 - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64

3. Problem description:

The xterm program is a terminal emulator for the X Window System. It
provides DEC VT102 and Tektronix 4014 compatible terminals for
programs that cannot use the window system directly.

A bug was found in the way xterm packages were built that caused the
pseudo-terminal device files of the xterm emulated terminals to be owned by
the incorrect group. This flaw did not affect Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Update 4 and earlier. (CVE-2007-2797)

All users of xterm are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
contains a patch to correct this issue.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.  

This update is available via Red Hat Network.  Details on how to use 
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/FAQ_58_10188

5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

239070 - CVE-2007-2797 Wrong settings for the tty (mesg: error: tty device is not owned by group `tty')

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4AS/en/os/SRPMS/xterm-192-8.el4.src.rpm
1e6bd5c8d2dd4a12405bc8d3442f2c3f  xterm-192-8.el4.src.rpm

i386:
589caa3f2e0984fd89d65250e377f06f  xterm-192-8.el4.i386.rpm
fd15d510790d4a2252f26bc79915ea98  xterm-debuginfo-192-8.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
bb3af76c6ba12b96192c50673329dd37  xterm-192-8.el4.ia64.rpm
b7d930d860f8762b2f52dafd701d295b  xterm-debuginfo-192-8.el4.ia64.rpm

ppc:
415b26fb6c78f8416eefb10b03254d0d  xterm-192-8.el4.ppc.rpm
2d3873ce815c843b934ff93812d41e4e  xterm-debuginfo-192-8.el4.ppc.rpm

s390:
77d8e2b60ec35da065c7b7b65fc82b46  xterm-192-8.el4.s390.rpm
c1e25b6df0c45f0dc84b222d839030c2  xterm-debuginfo-192-8.el4.s390.rpm

s390x:
7e2261212daab8efbfe301cee7251be9  xterm-192-8.el4.s390x.rpm
84e6ee329093936d744b095d3c94ba8d  xterm-debuginfo-192-8.el4.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
98850a2fe869908974bab98456e5c3a3  xterm-192-8.el4.x86_64.rpm
62a5541a4d336fa39f960dea51e31e98  xterm-debuginfo-192-8.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4Desktop/en/os/SRPMS/xterm-192-8.el4.src.rpm
1e6bd5c8d2dd4a12405bc8d3442f2c3f  xterm-192-8.el4.src.rpm

i386:
589caa3f2e0984fd89d65250e377f06f  xterm-192-8.el4.i386.rpm
fd15d510790d4a2252f26bc79915ea98  xterm-debuginfo-192-8.el4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
98850a2fe869908974bab98456e5c3a3  xterm-192-8.el4.x86_64.rpm
62a5541a4d336fa39f960dea51e31e98  xterm-debuginfo-192-8.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4ES/en/os/SRPMS/xterm-192-8.el4.src.rpm
1e6bd5c8d2dd4a12405bc8d3442f2c3f  xterm-192-8.el4.src.rpm

i386:
589caa3f2e0984fd89d65250e377f06f  xterm-192-8.el4.i386.rpm
fd15d510790d4a2252f26bc79915ea98  xterm-debuginfo-192-8.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
bb3af76c6ba12b96192c50673329dd37  xterm-192-8.el4.ia64.rpm
b7d930d860f8762b2f52dafd701d295b  xterm-debuginfo-192-8.el4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
98850a2fe869908974bab98456e5c3a3  xterm-192-8.el4.x86_64.rpm
62a5541a4d336fa39f960dea51e31e98  xterm-debuginfo-192-8.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4WS/en/os/SRPMS/xterm-192-8.el4.src.rpm
1e6bd5c8d2dd4a12405bc8d3442f2c3f  xterm-192-8.el4.src.rpm

i386:
589caa3f2e0984fd89d65250e377f06f  xterm-192-8.el4.i386.rpm
fd15d510790d4a2252f26bc79915ea98  xterm-debuginfo-192-8.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
bb3af76c6ba12b96192c50673329dd37  xterm-192-8.el4.ia64.rpm
b7d930d860f8762b2f52dafd701d295b  xterm-debuginfo-192-8.el4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
98850a2fe869908974bab98456e5c3a3  xterm-192-8.el4.x86_64.rpm
62a5541a4d336fa39f960dea51e31e98  xterm-debuginfo-192-8.el4.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security.  Our key and 
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-2797
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#low

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is .  More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2007 Red Hat, Inc.
 
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