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CVE-2006-7236 Detail

Description

The default configuration of xterm on Debian GNU/Linux sid and possibly Ubuntu enables the allowWindowOps resource, which allows user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary code or have unspecified other impact via escape sequences.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  01/02/2009

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 9.3 HIGH
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Complete
Integrity (I): Complete
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Provides administrator access
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (01/21/2009)

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of the xterm package, as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5, and the version of the XFree86 (providing xterm) and hanterm-xf packages, as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1.

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Hyperlink Resource
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=384593
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=510030
http://www.ubuntulinux.org/support/documentation/usn/usn-703-1

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-7236
NVD Published Date:
01/02/2009
NVD Last Modified:
02/26/2009