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CVE-2008-2383 Detail

Current Description

CRLF injection vulnerability in xterm allows user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary commands via LF (aka \n) characters surrounding a command name within a Device Control Request Status String (DECRQSS) escape sequence in a text file, a related issue to CVE-2003-0063 and CVE-2003-0071.

Source:  MITRE
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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

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Hyperlink Resource
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=510030
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2009/May/msg00002.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2009-01/msg00004.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2009-02/msg00000.html
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-254208-1
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3549
http://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1694
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-0018.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-0019.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/33060
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1021522
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA09-133A.html US Government Resource
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/1297
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/47655
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A9317
https://usn.ubuntu.com/703-1/
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2009-January/msg00072.html
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2009-January/msg00184.html

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Improper Control of Generation of Code ('Code Injection') (CWE-94)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:invisible-island:xterm:_nil_:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-2383
NVD Published Date:
01/02/2009
NVD Last Modified:
10/03/2018