multi-gnome-terminal: Information leak
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
||GLSA 200409-10 / multi-gnome-terminal
||September 06, 2004
||September 06, 2004: 01
All supported architectures
Active keystroke logging in multi-gnome-terminal has been discovered in
potentially world-readable files. This could allow any authorized user on
the system to read sensitive data, including passwords.
multi-gnome-terminal is an enhanced terminal emulator that is derived from
multi-gnome-terminal contains debugging code that has been known to output
active keystrokes to a potentially unsafe location. Output has been seen to
show up in the '.xsession-errors' file in the users home directory. Since
this file is world-readable on many machines, this bug has the potential to
leak sensitive information to anyone using the system.
Any authorized user on the local machine has the ability to read any
critical data that has been entered into the terminal, including passwords.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All multi-gnome-terminal users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code Listing 3.1: Resolution
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=x11-terms/multi-gnome-terminal-1.6.2-r1"
# emerge ">=x11-terms/multi-gnome-terminal-1.6.2-r1"