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xterm DECRQSS Escape Sequence Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2008-12-30    Last Update:  2009-01-06    Views:  9,186

Secunia Advisory SA33318

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

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.

This is related to:
SA8146

The vulnerability is confirmed in xterm patch #237. Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Update to xterm patch #238.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Reported by Paul Szabo in a Debian bug.

Original Advisory:
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=510030

Deep Links:
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