Mandrake Security Advisory MDVSA-2009:005 (xterm)

The remote host is missing an update to xterm announced via advisory MDVSA-2009:005.
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A vulnerability has been discovered in xterm, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system. The vulnerability is due to xterm not properly processing the DECRQSS Device Control Request Status String escape sequence. This can be exploited to inject and execute arbitrary shell commands by e.g. tricking a user into displaying a malicious text file containing a specially crafted escape sequence via the more command in xterm (CVE-2008-2383). The updated packages have been patched to prevent this. Affected: 2008.0, 2008.1, 2009.0, Corporate 3.0, Corporate 4.0