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CVE-2008-1142 Detail

Current Description

rxvt 2.6.4 opens a terminal window on :0 if the DISPLAY environment variable is not set, which might allow local users to hijack X11 connections. NOTE: it was later reported that rxvt-unicode, mrxvt, aterm, multi-aterm, and wterm are also affected. NOTE: realistic attack scenarios require that the victim enters a command on the wrong machine.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  04/07/2008      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-1142
Original release date:
04/07/2008
Last revised:
02/26/2009
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
3.7 LOW
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.4
Exploitability Subscore:
1.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity:
High
Authentication:
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

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (04/14/2008)

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2008-1142 This issue does not affect Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, or 5. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact. Due to the minimal security consequences of this issue, we do not intend to fix this in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1. More information regarding issue severity can be found here: http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.security.oss.general/122 External Source MISC http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.security.oss.general/122
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=469296 Vendor Advisory External Source CONFIRM http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=469296
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-08/msg00006.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:017
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200805-03.xml External Source GENTOO GLSA-200805-03
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:161 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:161
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:221 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:221
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/28512 Patch External Source BID 28512

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
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cpe:2.3:a:aterm:aterm:1.00:beta3:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:aterm:aterm:1.00:beta4:*:*:*:*:*:*
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cpe:2.3:a:eterm:eterm:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*    versions up to (including) 0.9.3
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cpe:2.3:a:multi-aterm:multi-aterm:0.0.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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cpe:2.3:a:multi-aterm:multi-aterm:0.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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cpe:2.3:a:rxvt-unicode:rxvt-unicode:5.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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cpe:2.3:a:rxvt-unicode:rxvt-unicode:7.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:rxvt-unicode:rxvt-unicode:7.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:rxvt-unicode:rxvt-unicode:7.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:a:rxvt-unicode:rxvt-unicode:7.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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