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.


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Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement fromRed 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/

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Hyperlink Resource
http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.security.oss.general/122
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=469296 Vendor Advisory 
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-08/msg00006.html
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200805-03.xml
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:161
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:221
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/28512 Patch 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-264 Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-1142
NVD Published Date:
04/07/2008
NVD Last Modified:
02/26/2009
Source:
MITRE