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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2005 8:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200503-23 ] rxvt-unicode: Buffer overflow Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: rxvt-unicode: Buffer overflow (GLSA 200503-23)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: March 20, 2005
Bug(s): #84680
ID: 200503-23

Synopsis


rxvt-unicode is vulnerable to a buffer overflow that could lead to the
execution of arbitrary code.


Background


rxvt-unicode is a clone of the well known terminal emulator rxvt.


Affected Packages

Package: x11-terms/rxvt-unicode
Vulnerable: < 5.3
Unaffected: >= 5.3
Unaffected: < 4.8
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description


Rob Holland of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team discovered
that rxvt-unicode fails to properly check input length.


Impact


Successful exploitation would allow an attacker to execute
arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running rxvt-unicode.


Workaround


There is no known workaround at this time.


Resolution


All rxvt-unicode users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=x11-terms/rxvt-unicode-5.3"


References

CAN-2005-0764


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