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Security Advisory Low: xterm security update

Advisory: RHSA-2007:0701-2
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Low
Issued on: 2007-11-15
Last updated on: 2007-11-15
Affected Products: Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2007-2797

Details

An updated xterm package that corrects a security issue is now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

The xterm program is a terminal emulator for the X Window System. It
provides DEC VT102 and Tektronix 4014 compatible terminals for
programs that cannot use the window system directly.

A bug was found in the way xterm packages were built that caused the
pseudo-terminal device files of the xterm emulated terminals to be owned by
the incorrect group. This flaw did not affect Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Update 4 and earlier. (CVE-2007-2797)

All users of xterm are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
contains a patch to correct this issue.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/FAQ_58_10188

Updated packages

Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)

SRPMS:
xterm-192-8.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0018
    MD5: 1e6bd5c8d2dd4a12405bc8d3442f2c3f
 
IA-32:
xterm-192-8.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0018
    MD5: 589caa3f2e0984fd89d65250e377f06f
 
x86_64:
xterm-192-8.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0018
    MD5: 98850a2fe869908974bab98456e5c3a3
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
xterm-192-8.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0018
    MD5: 1e6bd5c8d2dd4a12405bc8d3442f2c3f
 
IA-32:
xterm-192-8.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0018
    MD5: 589caa3f2e0984fd89d65250e377f06f
 
IA-64:
xterm-192-8.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0018
    MD5: bb3af76c6ba12b96192c50673329dd37
 
PPC:
xterm-192-8.el4.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0018
    MD5: 415b26fb6c78f8416eefb10b03254d0d
 
s390:
xterm-192-8.el4.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0018
    MD5: 77d8e2b60ec35da065c7b7b65fc82b46
 
s390x:
xterm-192-8.el4.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0018
    MD5: 7e2261212daab8efbfe301cee7251be9
 
x86_64:
xterm-192-8.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0018
    MD5: 98850a2fe869908974bab98456e5c3a3
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)

SRPMS:
xterm-192-8.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0018
    MD5: 1e6bd5c8d2dd4a12405bc8d3442f2c3f
 
IA-32:
xterm-192-8.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0018
    MD5: 589caa3f2e0984fd89d65250e377f06f
 
IA-64:
xterm-192-8.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0018
    MD5: bb3af76c6ba12b96192c50673329dd37
 
x86_64:
xterm-192-8.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0018
    MD5: 98850a2fe869908974bab98456e5c3a3
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
xterm-192-8.el4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0018
    MD5: 1e6bd5c8d2dd4a12405bc8d3442f2c3f
 
IA-32:
xterm-192-8.el4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0018
    MD5: 589caa3f2e0984fd89d65250e377f06f
 
IA-64:
xterm-192-8.el4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0018
    MD5: bb3af76c6ba12b96192c50673329dd37
 
x86_64:
xterm-192-8.el4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:0018
    MD5: 98850a2fe869908974bab98456e5c3a3
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

239070 - CVE-2007-2797 Wrong settings for the tty (mesg: error: tty device is not owned by group `tty')


References


Keywords

group, owner, tty


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