75045 : X.Org X Window System (X11) xrdb xrdb.c Hostname Shell Metacharacter Arbitrary Local Command Injection
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Timeline

Disclosure Date
2011-04-05

Description

X.Org X Window System (X11) contains a flaw in the xrdb component. The issue is due the xrdb tool improperly escaping hostnames. With a specially crafted request containing shell metacharacters, a local attacker can inject arbitrary commands.

Classification

Location: Local Access Required
Attack Type: Input Manipulation
Impact: Loss of Integrity
Solution: Upgrade
Exploit: Exploit Unknown
Disclosure: Vendor Verified
OSVDB: Authentication Required

Solution

Upgrade to version 1.0.9 or higher, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. An upgrade is required as there are no known workarounds.

Products

X.Org Foundation
X Window System (X11)
1.0.8
Oracle Corporation
Solaris
10
9
10
9

References

Tools & Filters

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Credit

CVSSv2 Score

CVSSv2 Base Score = 9.3
Source: nvd.nist.gov | Generated: 2011-04-08 | Disagree?

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