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CVE-2007-0823 Detail

Description

xterm on Slackware Linux 10.2 stores information that had been displayed for a different user account using the same xterm process, which might allow local users to bypass file permissions and read other users' files, or obtain other sensitive information, by reading the xterm process memory. NOTE: it could be argued that this is an expected consequence of multiple users sharing the same interactive process, in which case this is not a vulnerability.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  02/07/2007

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 1.9 LOW
Vector: (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.4


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): None
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (02/09/2007)

Red Hat does not consider this issue to be a security vulnerability. It is correct and expected behavior for xterm not to zero-fill its scrollback buffer upon reception of terminal clear excape sequence.

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Hyperlink Resource
http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/fulldisclosure/2007-02/0012.html
http://gotfault.wordpress.com/2007/02/01/a-funny-case/ Exploit

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:o:slackware:slackware_linux:10.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-0823
NVD Published Date:
02/07/2007
NVD Last Modified:
11/15/2008