Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2008 16:51:42 -0500 (EST) From: "Steven M. Christey" <coley@...us.mitre.org> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: request CVE id: insecure handling of DISPLAY in rxvt On Tue, 4 Mar 2008, Nico Golde wrote: > "If the DISPLAY environment is not set, rxvt opens an xterm > on :0, which on some headless login-server means anyone can setup > an fake X server waiting for someone loggin in without X > forwarding to start rxvt by some mistake or by some program (thus > without even noticing) and getting full shell access to that other > account." > > This is Debian bug 469296. Use CVE-2008-1142 I'm not going to pretend to understand this issue, plus Lubomir's bug comment raises the question of dependency on user error (though it's probably a relatively common error, I'd think). So, I'll fill in the CVE later once this has been fleshed out. - Steve
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