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Updated eterm packages has been released for Debian GNU/Linux

Debian Security Advisory DSA 496-1 Martin Schulze
April 29th, 2004

Package : eterm
Vulnerability : missing input sanitising
Problem-Type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CAN-2003-0068
Debian Bug : 244808

H.D. Moore discovered several terminal emulator security issues. One of them covers escape codes that are interepreted by the terminal emulator. This could be exploited by an attacker to insert malicious commands hidden for the user, who has to hit enter to continue, which would also execute the hidden commands.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 0.9.2-0pre2002042903.3.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version eterm-0.9.2-6.

We recommend that you upgrade your eterm package.

Upgrade Instructions

wget url
will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody

Source archives:
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Alpha architecture:
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ARM architecture:
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Intel IA-32 architecture:
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Intel IA-64 architecture:
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HP Precision architecture:
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Motorola 680x0 architecture:
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Big endian MIPS architecture:
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Little endian MIPS architecture:
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PowerPC architecture:
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IBM S/390 architecture:
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Sun Sparc architecture:
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These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on its next update.