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Mandriva: [ MDVSA-2009:005 ] xterm Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Mandrake A vulnerability has been discovered in xterm, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system. The vulnerability is caused due to xterm not properly processing the DECRQSS Device Control Request Status String escape sequence. This can be exploited to inject and execute arbitrary shell commands by e.g. tricking a user into displaying a malicious text file containing a specially crafted escape sequence via the more command in xterm (CVE-2008-2383). The updated packages have been patched to prevent this.
 _______________________________________________________________________

 Mandriva Linux Security Advisory                         MDVSA-2009:005
 http://www.mandriva.com/security/
 _______________________________________________________________________

 Package : xterm
 Date    : January 11, 2009
 Affected: 2008.0, 2008.1, 2009.0, Corporate 3.0, Corporate 4.0
 _______________________________________________________________________

 Problem Description:

 A vulnerability has been discovered in xterm, which can be exploited
 by malicious people to compromise a user's system. The vulnerability
 is caused due to xterm not properly processing the DECRQSS Device
 Control Request Status String escape sequence. This can be exploited
 to inject and execute arbitrary shell commands by e.g. tricking a
 user into displaying a malicious text file containing a specially
 crafted escape sequence via the more command in xterm (CVE-2008-2383).
 
 The updated packages have been patched to prevent this.
 _______________________________________________________________________

 References:

 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2383
 _______________________________________________________________________

 Updated Packages:

 Mandriva Linux 2008.0:
 0afcdb50028ef42a65de6d144aa132e0  2008.0/i586/xterm-229-2.1mdv2008.0.i586.rpm 
 4ab46d69ae67182b660d9d876b2d7d4a  2008.0/SRPMS/xterm-229-2.1mdv2008.0.src.rpm

 Mandriva Linux 2008.0/X86_64:
 0edc195a66de717de16ce187bdb52605  2008.0/x86_64/xterm-229-2.1mdv2008.0.x86_64.rpm 
 4ab46d69ae67182b660d9d876b2d7d4a  2008.0/SRPMS/xterm-229-2.1mdv2008.0.src.rpm

 Mandriva Linux 2008.1:
 42985a0486e1bea3196576216dc29fff  2008.1/i586/xterm-232-1.1mdv2008.1.i586.rpm 
 7ae405602b65a1fc1e53ce7b9619ea4c  2008.1/SRPMS/xterm-232-1.1mdv2008.1.src.rpm

 Mandriva Linux 2008.1/X86_64:
 8b3dc6fb6c25034b47094c2895244f52  2008.1/x86_64/xterm-232-1.1mdv2008.1.x86_64.rpm 
 7ae405602b65a1fc1e53ce7b9619ea4c  2008.1/SRPMS/xterm-232-1.1mdv2008.1.src.rpm

 Mandriva Linux 2009.0:
 eb3c38a51326b1eafb5d0ad6f4e73ddb  2009.0/i586/xterm-236-1.1mdv2009.0.i586.rpm 
 0852446a157588e61c85ce589d140b7f  2009.0/SRPMS/xterm-236-1.1mdv2009.0.src.rpm

 Mandriva Linux 2009.0/X86_64:
 33aa6e252961cfa84aa243f4654bd0b7  2009.0/x86_64/xterm-236-1.1mdv2009.0.x86_64.rpm 
 0852446a157588e61c85ce589d140b7f  2009.0/SRPMS/xterm-236-1.1mdv2009.0.src.rpm

 Corporate 3.0:
 60f0250c17212cf80c5e81e0ba4f5b82  corporate/3.0/i586/xterm-184-1.1.C30mdk.i586.rpm 
 8674b5ce234d367814905944cbbb48a6  corporate/3.0/SRPMS/xterm-184-1.1.C30mdk.src.rpm

 Corporate 3.0/X86_64:
 05b5a40265d8a5a9f6da03af5920252a  corporate/3.0/x86_64/xterm-184-1.1.C30mdk.x86_64.rpm 
 8674b5ce234d367814905944cbbb48a6  corporate/3.0/SRPMS/xterm-184-1.1.C30mdk.src.rpm

 Corporate 4.0:
 3f8bb08944785f50ab189fdc9af829e1  corporate/4.0/i586/xterm-203-1.1.20060mlcs4.i586.rpm 
 dff8e15cc4fd01732ca2097b2bc4731d  corporate/4.0/SRPMS/xterm-203-1.1.20060mlcs4.src.rpm

 Corporate 4.0/X86_64:
 7da181fbf15239e44b4f887e1bbbcc03  corporate/4.0/x86_64/xterm-203-1.1.20060mlcs4.x86_64.rpm 
 dff8e15cc4fd01732ca2097b2bc4731d  corporate/4.0/SRPMS/xterm-203-1.1.20060mlcs4.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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