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[DSA496] DSA-496-1 eterm Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
H.D. Moore discovered several terminal emulator security issues. One
of them covers escape codes that are interpreted by the terminal
emulator. This could be exploited by a possible hacker to insert malicious
commands hidden for the user, who has to hit enter to continue, which
would also execute the hidden commands.
For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
We recommend that you upgrade your eterm package.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-496
Threat Level: High
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