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CVE-2008-1692 - Asymmetric Street

Description

Eterm 0.9.4 opens a terminal window on :0 if -display is not specified and the DISPLAY environment variable is not set which might allow local users to hijack X11 connections. NOTE: realistic attack scenarios require that the victim enters a command on the wrong machine.

Reference

http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=473127 http://secunia.com/advisories/29577 http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200805-03.xml http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/28512 http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:222