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GLSA: eterm (200303-1)
From: Daniel Ahlberg <aliz () gentoo org>
Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2003 11:13:43 +0100

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GENTOO LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT 200303-1
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          PACKAGE : eterm
          SUMMARY : dangerous interception of escape sequences
             DATE : 2003-03-03 10:13 UTC
          EXPLOIT : remote
VERSIONS AFFECTED : <0.9.2
    FIXED VERSION : >0.9.2
              CVE : CAN-2003-0021 CAN-2003-0068

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- From advisory:

"Many of the features supported by popular terminal emulator software 
can be abused when un-trusted data is displayed on the screen. The 
impact of this abuse can range from annoying screen garbage to a 
complete system compromise. All of the issues below are actually 
documented features, anyone who takes the time to read over the man 
pages or source code could use them to carry out an attack."

Read the full advisory at:
http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=bugtraq&m=104612710031920&w=2 

SOLUTION

It is recommended that all Gentoo Linux users who are running
x11-terms/eterm upgrade to eterm-0.9.2-r3 as follows:

emerge sync
emerge -u eterm
emerge clean

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aliz () gentoo org - GnuPG key is available at http://cvs.gentoo.org/~aliz
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