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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2007-0823

xterm on Slackware Linux 10.2 stores information that had been displayed for a different user account using the same xterm process, which might allow local users to bypass file permissions and read other users' files, or obtain other sensitive information, by reading the xterm process memory. NOTE: it could be argued that this is an expected consequence of multiple users sharing the same interactive process, in which case this is not a vulnerability.
Publish Date : 2007-02-07 Last Update Date : 2008-11-15
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact None (There is no impact to the availability of the system.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Bypass a restriction or similarObtain Information
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Vendor Statements

Red Hat does not consider this issue to be a security vulnerability. It is correct and expected behavior for xterm not to zero-fill its scrollback buffer upon reception of terminal clear excape sequence.
Source: Redhat

- Products Affected By CVE-2007-0823

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Slackware Slackware Linux 10.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Slackware Slackware Linux 1

- References For CVE-2007-0823
FULLDISC 20070201 umount crash and xterm (kind of) information leak!
OSVDB 33651

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2007-0823

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit for more information)

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