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CVE-2003-0063 Detail


The xterm terminal emulator in XFree86 4.2.0 and earlier allows attackers to modify the window title via a certain character escape sequence and then insert it back to the command line in the user's terminal, e.g. when the user views a file containing the malicious sequence, which could allow the attacker to execute arbitrary commands.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  03/03/2003

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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.5 HIGH
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
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CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides unauthorized access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name Vendor Advisory External Source VULNWATCH 20030224 Terminal Emulator Security Issues External Source BUGTRAQ 20030224 Terminal Emulator Security Issues External Source DEBIAN DSA-380 Vendor Advisory External Source XF terminal-emulator-window-title(11414) External Source REDHAT RHSA-2003:064 External Source REDHAT RHSA-2003:065 External Source REDHAT RHSA-2003:066 External Source REDHAT RHSA-2003:067 External Source BID 6940

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