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CVE-2008-1142 - Germinal Challenges

Description

rxvt 2.6.4 opens a terminal window on :0 if the DISPLAY environment variable is not set which might allow local users to hijack X11 connections. NOTE: it was later reported that rxvt-unicode mrxvt aterm multi-aterm and wterm are also affected. NOTE: realistic attack scenarios require that the victim enters a command on the wrong machine.

Reference

http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.security.oss.general/122 http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=469296 http://secunia.com/advisories/29576 http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200805-03.xml http://secunia.com/advisories/30224 http://secunia.com/advisories/30225 http://secunia.com/advisories/30226 http://secunia.com/advisories/30227 http://secunia.com/advisories/30229 http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-08/msg00006.html http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:161 http://secunia.com/advisories/31687 http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/28512 http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:221