CVE-2003-0063

Current Description

The xterm terminal emulator in XFree86 4.2.0 and earlier allows attackers to modify the window title via a certain character escape sequence and then insert it back to the command line in the user's terminal, e.g. when the user views a file containing the malicious sequence, which could allow the attacker to execute arbitrary commands.

Referenced by CVEs:CVE-2008-2383, CVE-2015-8971

Basic Data

PublishedMarch 03, 2003
Last ModifiedOctober 18, 2016
Assignercve@mitre.org
Data TypeCVE
Data FormatMITRE
Data Version4.0
Problem TypeNVD-CWE-Other
CVE Data Version4.0

Base Metric V2

CVSS 2 - Version2.0
CVSS 2 - Vector StringAV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
CVSS 2 - Access VectorNETWORK
CVSS 2 - Access ComplexityLOW
CVSS 2 - AuthenticationNONE
CVSS 2 - Confidentiality ImpactPARTIAL
CVSS 2 - Availability ImpactPARTIAL
CVSS 2 - Base Score7.5
SeverityHIGH
Exploitability Score10.0
Impact Score6.4
Obtain All Privilegefalse
Obtain User Privilegefalse
Obtain Other Privilegetrue

Base Metric V3

No data provided.

Configurations

  • OR - Configuration 1
    Cpe VersionPartVendorProductVersionUpdateEditionLanguageSW EditionTarget SWTarget HWOtherVersion Start IncludingVersion End IncludingVersion Start ExcludingVersion End Excluding
    2.3ApplicationXfree86 ProjectX11r64.0*******
    2.3ApplicationXfree86 ProjectX11r64.0.1*******
    2.3ApplicationXfree86 ProjectX11r64.0.3*******
    2.3ApplicationXfree86 ProjectX11r64.1.0*******
    2.3ApplicationXfree86 ProjectX11r64.2.0*******
    2.3ApplicationXfree86 ProjectX11r64.2.1*******

Vulnerable Software List

VendorProductVersions
Xfree86 Project X11r6 4.0, 4.0.1, 4.0.3, 4.1.0, 4.2.0, 4.2.1

References

NameSourceURLTags
20030224 Terminal Emulator Security Issueshttp://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/vulnwatch/2003-q1/0093.htmlVULNWATCHVendor Advisory
20030224 Terminal Emulator Security Issueshttp://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=104612710031920&w=2BUGTRAQ
DSA-380http://www.debian.org/security/2003/dsa-380DEBIAN
terminal-emulator-window-title(11414)http://www.iss.net/security_center/static/11414.phpXFVendor Advisory
RHSA-2003:064http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2003-064.htmlREDHAT
RHSA-2003:065http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2003-065.htmlREDHAT
RHSA-2003:066http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2003-066.htmlREDHAT
RHSA-2003:067http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2003-067.htmlREDHAT
6940http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/6940BID