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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-2383

CRLF injection vulnerability in xterm allows user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary commands via LF (aka \n) characters surrounding a command name within a Device Control Request Status String (DECRQSS) escape sequence in a text file, a related issue to CVE-2003-0063 and CVE-2003-0071.
Publish Date : 2009-01-02 Last Update Date : 2018-10-03
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
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 Admin
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute Code

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat important 2008-12-29 2008-12-29
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CRLF injection vulnerability in xterm allows user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary commands via LF (aka \n) chara... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9317 unix
CVE-2008-2383 unix
DSA-1694 xterm -- design flaw oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7900 unix
DSA-1694-1 xterm -- design flaw oval:org.mitre.oval:def:13638 unix
DSA-1694-2 xterm -- design flaw oval:org.mitre.oval:def:13620 unix
ELSA-2009:0018: xterm security update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22551 unix
RHSA-2009:0018 -- xterm security update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:29143 unix
RHSA-2009:0018: xterm security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20090018 unix
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- Products Affected By CVE-2008-2383

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Invisible-island Xterm Nil Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Invisible-island Xterm 1

- References For CVE-2008-2383
VUPEN ADV-2009-1297
CERT TA09-133A
XF xterm-decrqss-code-execution(47655)
SECTRACK 1021522
BID 33060 xterm DECRQSS Remote Command Execution Vulnerability Release Date:2009-05-14
REDHAT RHSA-2009:0019
SUSE SUSE-SR:2009:003
SUSE SUSE-SR:2009:002

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-2383

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