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Mandriva: Subject: [Security Announce] [ MDVSA-2008:222 ] Eterm Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Mandrake A vulnerability in Eterm allowed it to open a terminal on :0 if the environment variable was not set or the -display option was not specified, which could be used by a local user to hijack X11 connections (CVE-2008-1692). The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.
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 Mandriva Linux Security Advisory                         MDVSA-2008:222
 http://www.mandriva.com/security/
 _______________________________________________________________________

 Package : Eterm
 Date    : October 29, 2008
 Affected: Corporate 3.0
 _______________________________________________________________________

 Problem Description:

 A vulnerability in Eterm allowed it to open a terminal on :0 if
 the  environment variable was not set or the -display option was
 not specified, which could be used by a local user to hijack X11
 connections (CVE-2008-1692).
 
 The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.
 _______________________________________________________________________

 References:

 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1692
 _______________________________________________________________________

 Updated Packages:

 Corporate 3.0:
 8ed444757f3fa2f97e656cbf2510c2d6  corporate/3.0/i586/Eterm-0.9.2-3.1.C30mdk.i586.rpm
 9c1081978c1c6688ff4d79838ac15725  corporate/3.0/i586/Eterm-devel-0.9.2-3.1.C30mdk.i586.rpm 
 3fe10ca776bbd2399da6e1e88cc8d5e0  corporate/3.0/SRPMS/Eterm-0.9.2-3.1.C30mdk.src.rpm
 _______________________________________________________________________

 To upgrade automatically use MandrivaUpdate or urpmi.  The verification
 of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

 All packages are signed by Mandriva for security.  You can obtain the
 GPG public key of the Mandriva Security Team by executing:

  gpg --recv-keys --keyserver pgp.mit.edu 0x22458A98

 You can view other update advisories for Mandriva Linux at:

  http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories

 If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

  security_(at)_mandriva.com
 _______________________________________________________________________

 Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
 pub  1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Mandriva Security Team
  
 
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