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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-1142

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.
Publish Date : 2008-04-07 Last Update Date : 2009-02-26
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
3.7
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity High (Specialized access conditions exist. It is hard to exploit and several special conditions must be satisfied to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access User
Vulnerability Type(s)
CWE ID 264

- Vendor Statements

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2008-1142 This issue does not affect Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, or 5. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact. Due to the minimal security consequences of this issue, we do not intend to fix this in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1. More information regarding issue severity can be found here: http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/
Source: Redhat

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-1142 oval:org.opensuse.security:def:20081142 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-1142

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Aterm Aterm 0.1.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Aterm Aterm 0.1.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Aterm Aterm 0.2.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Aterm Aterm 0.3.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Aterm Aterm 0.3.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Aterm Aterm 0.3.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Aterm Aterm 0.3.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Aterm Aterm 0.3.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Aterm Aterm 0.3.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Aterm Aterm 0.3.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Aterm Aterm 0.4.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Aterm Aterm 0.4.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Aterm Aterm 0.4.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Aterm Aterm 1.00 Beta4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Aterm Aterm 1.00 Beta1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Aterm Aterm 1.00 Beta2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Aterm Aterm 1.00 Beta3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Aterm Aterm 1.0.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Eterm Eterm 0.9.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application Eterm Eterm 0.9.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application Mrxvt Mrxvt 0.4.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application Mrxvt Mrxvt 0.5.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application Multi-aterm Multi-aterm 0.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application Multi-aterm Multi-aterm 0.0.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application Multi-aterm Multi-aterm 0.0.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 Application Multi-aterm Multi-aterm 0.0.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 Application Multi-aterm Multi-aterm 0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 Application Multi-aterm Multi-aterm 0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
29 Application Rxvt Rxvt 2.6.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
30 Application Rxvt Rxvt 2.6.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
31 Application Rxvt Rxvt 2.6.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
32 Application Rxvt Rxvt 2.6.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
33 Application Rxvt Rxvt 2.7.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
34 Application Rxvt Rxvt 2.7.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
35 Application Rxvt Rxvt 2.7.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
36 Application Rxvt Rxvt 2.7.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
37 Application Rxvt Rxvt 2.7.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
38 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 1.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
39 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 1.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
40 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 1.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
41 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 1.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
42 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 1.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
43 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 1.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
44 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 1.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
45 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 1.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
46 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 1.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
47 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 1.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
48 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 1.91 Version Details Vulnerabilities
49 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 2.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
50 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 2.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
51 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 2.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
52 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 2.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
53 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 2.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
54 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 2.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
55 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 2.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
56 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 2.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
57 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 2.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
58 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 2.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
59 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 3.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
60 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 3.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
61 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 3.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
62 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 3.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
63 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 3.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
64 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 3.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
65 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 3.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
66 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 3.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
67 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 3.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
68 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 3.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
69 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 4.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
70 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 4.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
71 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 4.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
72 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 4.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
73 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 4.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
74 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 4.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
75 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 4.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
76 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 4.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
77 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 4.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
78 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 4.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
79 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 5.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
80 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 5.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
81 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 5.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
82 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 5.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
83 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 5.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
84 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 5.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
85 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 5.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
86 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 5.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
87 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 5.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
88 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 5.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
89 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 6.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
90 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 6.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
91 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 6.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
92 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 6.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
93 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 7.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
94 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 7.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
95 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 7.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
96 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 7.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
97 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 7.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
98 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 7.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
99 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 7.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
100 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 7.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
101 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 7.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
102 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 7.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
103 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 8.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
104 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 8.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
105 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 8.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
106 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 8.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
107 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 8.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
108 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 8.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
109 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 8.5a Version Details Vulnerabilities
110 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 8.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
111 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 8.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
112 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 8.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
113 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 8.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
114 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 9.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
115 Application Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 9.01 Version Details Vulnerabilities
116 Application Wterm Wterm 6.2.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
117 Application Wterm Wterm 6.2.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
118 Application Wterm Wterm 6.2.8a2 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Aterm Aterm 18
Eterm Eterm 2
Mrxvt Mrxvt 2
Multi-aterm Multi-aterm 6
Rxvt Rxvt 9
Rxvt-unicode Rxvt-unicode 78
Wterm Wterm 3

- References For CVE-2008-1142

http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=469296 CONFIRM
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-08/msg00006.html
SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:017
http://secunia.com/advisories/29576
SECUNIA 29576
http://secunia.com/advisories/30224
SECUNIA 30224
http://secunia.com/advisories/30225
SECUNIA 30225
http://secunia.com/advisories/30226
SECUNIA 30226
http://secunia.com/advisories/30227
SECUNIA 30227
http://secunia.com/advisories/30229
SECUNIA 30229
http://secunia.com/advisories/31687
SECUNIA 31687
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200805-03.xml
GENTOO GLSA-200805-03
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:161
MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:161
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/28512
BID 28512 Multiple X11 Terminals Missing DISPLAY Variable Local Arbitrary Command Execution Vulnerability Release Date:2008-11-03
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:221
MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:221
http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.security.oss.general/122

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-1142

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


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