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<title>multi-gnome-terminal: Information leak</title>
<synopsis>
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.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">multi-gnome-terminal</product>
<announced>September 06, 2004</announced>
<revised>September 06, 2004: 01</revised>
<bug>62322</bug>
<access>local</access>
<affected>
<package name="x11-terms/multi-gnome-terminal" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">1.6.2-r1</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.6.2-r1</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
multi-gnome-terminal is an enhanced terminal emulator that is derived from
gnome-terminal.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
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.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
Any authorized user on the local machine has the ability to read any
critical data that has been entered into the terminal, including passwords.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All multi-gnome-terminal users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=x11-terms/multi-gnome-terminal-1.6.2-r1"
# emerge ">=x11-terms/multi-gnome-terminal-1.6.2-r1"</code>
</resolution>
<references/>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Sun, 5 Sep 2004 20:51:40 +0000">
koon
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Mon, 6 Sep 2004 00:32:18 +0000">
lewk
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Mon, 6 Sep 2004 17:31:16 +0000">
jaervosz
</metadata>
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