RHSA-2009:0018-01 Important: xterm security update
Posted on: 01/07/2009 01:45 PM

A new update is available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Here the announcement:

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Important: xterm security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2009:0018-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-0018.html
Issue date: 2009-01-07
CVE Names: CVE-2008-2383
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1. Summary:

An updated xterm package to correct a security issue is now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.


2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3 - i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Desktop version 3 - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 - i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4 - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server) - i386, ia64, ppc, s390x, x86_64

3. Description:

The xterm program is a terminal emulator for the X Window System.

A flaw was found in the xterm handling of Device Control Request Status
String (DECRQSS) escape sequences. An attacker could create a malicious
text file (or log entry, if unfiltered) that could run arbitrary commands
if read by a victim inside an xterm window. (CVE-2008-2383)

All xterm users are advised to upgrade to the updated package, which
contains a backported patch to resolve this issue. All running instances of
xterm must be restarted for the update to take effect.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/docs/DOC-11259

5. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3AS/en/os/SRPMS/xterm-179-11.EL3.src.rpm

i386:
xterm-179-11.EL3.i386.rpm
xterm-debuginfo-179-11.EL3.i386.rpm

ia64:
xterm-179-11.EL3.ia64.rpm
xterm-debuginfo-179-11.EL3.ia64.rpm

ppc:
xterm-179-11.EL3.ppc.rpm
xterm-debuginfo-179-11.EL3.ppc.rpm

s390:
xterm-179-11.EL3.s390.rpm
xterm-debuginfo-179-11.EL3.s390.rpm

s390x:
xterm-179-11.EL3.s390x.rpm
xterm-debuginfo-179-11.EL3.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
xterm-179-11.EL3.x86_64.rpm
xterm-debuginfo-179-11.EL3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Desktop version 3:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3desktop/en/os/SRPMS/xterm-179-11.EL3.src.rpm

i386:
xterm-179-11.EL3.i386.rpm
xterm-debuginfo-179-11.EL3.i386.rpm

x86_64:
xterm-179-11.EL3.x86_64.rpm
xterm-debuginfo-179-11.EL3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3ES/en/os/SRPMS/xterm-179-11.EL3.src.rpm

i386:
xterm-179-11.EL3.i386.rpm
xterm-debuginfo-179-11.EL3.i386.rpm

ia64:
xterm-179-11.EL3.ia64.rpm
xterm-debuginfo-179-11.EL3.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
xterm-179-11.EL3.x86_64.rpm
xterm-debuginfo-179-11.EL3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3WS/en/os/SRPMS/xterm-179-11.EL3.src.rpm

i386:
xterm-179-11.EL3.i386.rpm
xterm-debuginfo-179-11.EL3.i386.rpm

ia64:
xterm-179-11.EL3.ia64.rpm
xterm-debuginfo-179-11.EL3.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
xterm-179-11.EL3.x86_64.rpm
xterm-debuginfo-179-11.EL3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4AS/en/os/SRPMS/xterm-192-8.el4_7.2.src.rpm

i386:
xterm-192-8.el4_7.2.i386.rpm
xterm-debuginfo-192-8.el4_7.2.i386.rpm

ia64:
xterm-192-8.el4_7.2.ia64.rpm
xterm-debuginfo-192-8.el4_7.2.ia64.rpm

ppc:
xterm-192-8.el4_7.2.ppc.rpm
xterm-debuginfo-192-8.el4_7.2.ppc.rpm

s390:
xterm-192-8.el4_7.2.s390.rpm
xterm-debuginfo-192-8.el4_7.2.s390.rpm

s390x:
xterm-192-8.el4_7.2.s390x.rpm
xterm-debuginfo-192-8.el4_7.2.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
xterm-192-8.el4_7.2.x86_64.rpm
xterm-debuginfo-192-8.el4_7.2.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4Desktop/en/os/SRPMS/xterm-192-8.el4_7.2.src.rpm

i386:
xterm-192-8.el4_7.2.i386.rpm
xterm-debuginfo-192-8.el4_7.2.i386.rpm

x86_64:
xterm-192-8.el4_7.2.x86_64.rpm
xterm-debuginfo-192-8.el4_7.2.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4ES/en/os/SRPMS/xterm-192-8.el4_7.2.src.rpm

i386:
xterm-192-8.el4_7.2.i386.rpm
xterm-debuginfo-192-8.el4_7.2.i386.rpm

ia64:
xterm-192-8.el4_7.2.ia64.rpm
xterm-debuginfo-192-8.el4_7.2.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
xterm-192-8.el4_7.2.x86_64.rpm
xterm-debuginfo-192-8.el4_7.2.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4WS/en/os/SRPMS/xterm-192-8.el4_7.2.src.rpm

i386:
xterm-192-8.el4_7.2.i386.rpm
xterm-debuginfo-192-8.el4_7.2.i386.rpm

ia64:
xterm-192-8.el4_7.2.ia64.rpm
xterm-debuginfo-192-8.el4_7.2.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
xterm-192-8.el4_7.2.x86_64.rpm
xterm-debuginfo-192-8.el4_7.2.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/xterm-215-5.el5_2.2.src.rpm

i386:
xterm-215-5.el5_2.2.i386.rpm
xterm-debuginfo-215-5.el5_2.2.i386.rpm

x86_64:
xterm-215-5.el5_2.2.x86_64.rpm
xterm-debuginfo-215-5.el5_2.2.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Server/en/os/SRPMS/xterm-215-5.el5_2.2.src.rpm

i386:
xterm-215-5.el5_2.2.i386.rpm
xterm-debuginfo-215-5.el5_2.2.i386.rpm

ia64:
xterm-215-5.el5_2.2.ia64.rpm
xterm-debuginfo-215-5.el5_2.2.ia64.rpm

ppc:
xterm-215-5.el5_2.2.ppc.rpm
xterm-debuginfo-215-5.el5_2.2.ppc.rpm

s390x:
xterm-215-5.el5_2.2.s390x.rpm
xterm-debuginfo-215-5.el5_2.2.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
xterm-215-5.el5_2.2.x86_64.rpm
xterm-debuginfo-215-5.el5_2.2.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

6. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2383
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#important

7. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is lt;secalert@redhat.comgt;. More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2009 Red Hat, Inc.
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