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[SECURITY] Fedora 8 Update: xterm-238-1.fc8



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Fedora Update Notification
FEDORA-2009-0154
2009-01-07 06:46:14
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Name        : xterm
Product     : Fedora 8
Version     : 238
Release     : 1.fc8
URL         : http://dickey.his.com/xterm
Summary     : Terminal emulator for the X Window System
Description :
The xterm program is a terminal emulator for the X Window System. It
provides DEC VT102 and Tektronix 4014 compatible terminals for
programs that can't use the window system directly.

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Update Information:

This update fixes the following security issue:    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.
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ChangeLog:

* Tue Jan  6 2009 Miroslav Lichvar <mlichvar redhat com> 238-1
- update to 238 (#479000, CVE-2008-2383)
- set default values of allowWindowOps and allowFontOps resources to false
* Wed Jul 30 2008 Miroslav Lichvar <mlichvar redhat com> 236-1
- update to 236
- enable support for spawn-new-terminal action (#457130)
* Tue Apr 22 2008 Miroslav Lichvar <mlichvar redhat com> 235-1
- update to 235
* Mon Mar  3 2008 Miroslav Lichvar <mlichvar redhat com> 234-1
- update to 234
* Wed Feb 27 2008 Miroslav Lichvar <mlichvar redhat com> 233-1
- update to 233
* Thu Jan 31 2008 Miroslav Lichvar <mlichvar redhat com> 232-1
- update to 232
* Mon Jan  7 2008 Miroslav Lichvar <mlichvar redhat com> 231-1
- update to 231
- remove setgid utempter from xterm binary (#229360)
* Fri Jan  4 2008 Miroslav Lichvar <mlichvar redhat com> 230-1
- update to 230
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References:

  [ 1 ] Bug #479000 - xterm executes arbitrary commands
        https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=479000
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This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update xterm' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

All packages are signed with the Fedora Project GPG key.  More details on the
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