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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-2383

Original release date: 01/02/2009
Last revised: 10/30/2012
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

CRLF injection vulnerability in xterm allows user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary commands via LF (aka \n) characters surrounding a command name within a Device Control Request Status String (DECRQSS) escape sequence in a text file, a related issue to CVE-2003-0063 and CVE-2003-0071.

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

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External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-703-1
External Source: BID
Name: 33060
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2009:0018
External Source: XF
Name: xterm-decrqss-code-execution(47655)
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 33318
Type: Advisory
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-1297
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=510030
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 33418
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA09-133A
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2009-0059
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2009-0154
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2009:002
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 33568
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9317
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 33419
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3549
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 33397
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2009-05-12
External Source: SUNALERT
Name: 254208
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 33388
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1021522
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2009:003
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 35074
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2009:0019
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1694
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 33820

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9317
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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