The default configuration of xterm on Debian GNU/Linux sid and possibly Ubuntu enables the allowWindowOps resource, which allows user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary code or have unspecified other impact via escape sequences.
Published 2009-01-02 18:11:09
Updated 2018-10-03 21:45:52
Source MITRE
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Vulnerability category: Execute code

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2006-7236

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 65 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2006-7236

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen

CWE ids for CVE-2006-7236

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Vendor statements for CVE-2006-7236

  • Red Hat 2009-01-21
    Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of the xterm package, as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5, and the version of the XFree86 (providing xterm) and hanterm-xf packages, as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1.

Products affected by CVE-2006-7236

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