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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      Last Modified:  01/02/2009

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-7236
Original release date:
01/02/2009
Last revised:
02/26/2009
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
9.3 HIGH
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
10.0
Exploitability Subscore:
8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity:
Medium
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides administrator access, Allows complete confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; 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 Type Source Name
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=384593 External Source CONFIRM http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=384593
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=510030 External Source CONFIRM http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=510030
http://www.ubuntulinux.org/support/documentation/usn/usn-703-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-703-1

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