CVE-2009-4494

NameCVE-2009-4494
DescriptionAOLserver 4.5.1 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
aolserver4 (PTS)wheezy4.5.1-15.1vulnerable
jessie4.5.1-18vulnerable
buster, sid, stretch4.5.1-18.1vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
aolserver4source(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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