xterm (SSA:2009-069-03)
Posted on: 03/10/2009 07:58 PM

New xterm packages are available for Slackware 12.0, 12.1, 12.2, and -current to fix a security issue.

More details about this issue may be found in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database:


Here are the details from the Slackware 12.2 ChangeLog:
Upgraded to xterm-241.
This fixes a vulnerability where displaying a file containing
DECRQSS (Device Control Request Status String) sequences could
cause arbitrary commands to be executed as the user running xterm.
For more information, see:
(* Security fix *)

Where to find the new packages:

HINT: Getting slow download speeds from ftp.slackware.com?
Give slackware.osuosl.org a try. This is another primary FTP site
for Slackware that can be considerably faster than downloading
directly from ftp.slackware.com.

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab
(http://osuosl.org) for donating additional FTP and rsync hosting
to the Slackware project! :-)

Also see the "Get Slack" section on http://slackware.com for
additional mirror sites near you.

Updated package for Slackware 12.0:

Updated package for Slackware 12.1:

Updated package for Slackware 12.2:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 12.0 package:
f9fac14482cb0799bcc9e0174eeb959e xterm-241-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Slackware 12.1 package:
5da769ba1fe03bfc878adac06e44caaf xterm-241-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Slackware 12.2 package:
ab97395b148fa1441bf01847f37e7b56 xterm-241-i486-1_slack12.2.tgz

Slackware -current package:
bb5b9a0774ff62a7abb728b60209aa5e xterm-241-i486-1.tgz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg xterm-241-i486-1_slack12.2.tgz


Slackware Linux Security Team-

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