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Vulnerability Assessment Details

[GLSA-200503-23] rxvt-unicode: Buffer overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
rxvt-unicode: Buffer overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200503-23
(rxvt-unicode: Buffer overflow)


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

Impact

Successful exploitation would permit a possible hacker to execute
arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running rxvt-unicode.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-0764


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


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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