RHSA-2009:0019 - Security Advisory
Important: hanterm-xf security update
Security Advisory: Important
An updated hanterm-xf package to correct a security issue is now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1.
This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.
Hanterm is a replacement for xterm, a X Window System terminal emulator,
that supports Hangul input and output.
A flaw was found in the Hanterm handling of Device Control Request Status
String (DECRQSS) escape sequences. An attacker could create a malicious
text file (or log entry, if unfiltered) that could run arbitrary commands
if read by a victim inside a Hanterm window. (CVE-2008-2383)
All hanterm-xf users are advised to upgrade to the updated package, which
contains a backported patch to resolve this issue. All running instances of
hanterm must be restarted for the update to take effect.
Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.
This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 2 ia64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 2 i386
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 2 ia64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 2 i386
- BZ - 478888 - CVE-2008-2383 xterm: arbitrary command injection
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 2
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 2