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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2003 2:59 pm    Post subject: [gentoo-security] GLSA: rxvt (200303-16) Reply with quote

Daniel Ahlberg wrote:
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PACKAGE : rxvt
SUMMARY : dangerous interception of escape sequences
DATE : 2003-03-20 09:57 UTC
EXPLOIT : remote
FIXED VERSION : >=2.7.8-r6
CVE : CAN-2003-0021 CAN-2003-0068

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- From advisory:

"Many of the features supported by popular terminal emulator software
can be abused when un-trusted data is displayed on the screen. The
impact of this abuse can range from annoying screen garbage to a
complete system compromise. All of the issues below are actually
documented features, anyone who takes the time to read over the man
pages or source code could use them to carry out an attack."

Read the full advisory at:


It is recommended that all Gentoo Linux users who are running
x11-terms/rxvt upgrade to rxvt-2.7.8-r6 as follows:

emerge sync
emerge rxvt
emerge clean

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