CVE-2009-4487

NameCVE-2009-4487
Descriptionnginx 0.7.64 writes data to a log file without sanitizing non-printable characters, which might allow remote attackers to modify a window's title, or possibly execute arbitrary commands or overwrite files, via an HTTP request containing an escape sequence for a terminal emulator.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
nginx (PTS)wheezy1.2.1-2.2+wheezy4vulnerable
wheezy (security)1.2.1-2.2+wheezy4+deb7u1vulnerable
jessie1.6.2-5+deb8u4vulnerable
jessie (security)1.6.2-5+deb8u5vulnerable
stretch (security), stretch1.10.3-1+deb9u1vulnerable
buster, sid1.13.5-1vulnerable

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
nginxsource(unstable)(unfixed)unimportant

Notes

The actual issue is within the broken terminal emulators and needs to be fixed there, see CVE-2009-4487

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