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VTE control characters vulnerability
SecurityVulns ID:11003
Threat Level:
Description:Control characters are not checked when setting window or icon title, making it possible to insert terminal ESC-sequences.
Affected:VTE : vte 0.24
CVE:CVE-2010-2713 (The vte_sequence_handler_window_manipulation function in vteseq.c in libvte (aka libvte9) in VTE 0.25.1 and earlier, as used in gnome-terminal, does not properly handle escape sequences, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands or obtain potentially sensitive information via a (1) window title or (2) icon title sequence. NOTE: this issue exists because of a CVE-2003-0070 regression.)
Original documentdocumentUBUNTU, [USN-962-1] VTE vulnerability (16.07.2010)

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