CVE-2009-4490

NameCVE-2009-4490
Descriptionmini_httpd 1.19 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 bugzilla/CVE, 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
mini-httpd (PTS)wheezy1.19-9.3vulnerable
buster, stretch, sid1.23-1.2vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
mini-httpdsource(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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