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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2006-7236

Original release date: 01/02/2009
Last revised: 02/26/2009
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

The default configuration of xterm on Debian GNU/Linux sid and possibly Ubuntu enables the allowWindowOps resource, which allows user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary code or have unspecified other impact via escape sequences.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (01/21/2009)
Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of the xterm package, as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5, and the version of the XFree86 (providing xterm) and hanterm-xf packages, as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1.

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=510030
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=384593
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 33388
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-703-1

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