CVE-2009-4495

NameCVE-2009-4495
DescriptionYaws 1.85 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, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
yaws (PTS)bullseye2.0.8+dfsg-3vulnerable
bookworm2.1.1+dfsg-2vulnerable
sid, trixie2.1.1+dfsg-2.1vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
yawssource(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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