Vulnerability Assessment & Network Security Forums
If through a vulnerability assessment, a network security issue is detected for the vulnerability below, applying the appropriate security patches in a timely matter is very important. If you have detected that your system has already been compromised, following CERT's Network Security recovery document will assist with recommended steps for system recovery.
Vulnerability Assessment Details
Check for the version of the rxvt packages
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
Updated rxvt packages are available which fix a number of vulnerabilities
in the handling of escape sequences.
[Updated 12 March 2003]
Added packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES and Red Hat Enterprise
Rxvt is a color VT102 terminal emulator for the X Window System. A number
of issues have been found in the escape sequence handling of Rxvt.
These could be potentially exploited if a possible hacker can cause carefully
crafted escape sequences to be displayed on an rxvt terminal being used by
One of the features which most terminal emulators support is the ability
for the shell to set the title of the window using an escape sequence.
Certain xterm variants, including rxvt, also provide an escape sequence for
reporting the current window title. This essentially takes the current
title and places it directly on the command line. Since it is not
possible to embed a carriage return into the window title itself, the
attacker would have to convince the victim to press the Enter key for the
title to be processed as a command, although the attacker can perform a
number of actions to increase the likelihood of this happening.
A certain escape sequence when displayed in rxvt will create an arbitrary
It is possible to add malicious items to the dynamic menus through an
Users of Rxvt are advised to upgrade to these errata packages which contain
a patch to disable the title reporting functionality and patches to correct
the other issues.
Red Hat would like to thank H D Moore for bringing these issues to our
Solution : http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2003-055.html
Network Security Threat Level: High
Networks Security ID:
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 Tenable Network Security
|Dell Studio 17.3" 17 1749 OEM Laptop Screw Set Screws for Repair ScrewSet GLP*
|OEM 5.25" Cover Filler Plate MJ126 R6721 HJ489-Dell E510 E520 E521 5100 Desktop
|OEM PCI Card Slot Retention Bracket W6246--Dell Dimension E520/E521 5100 Desktop
|OEM Blue Slide Release Latch/Spring F7018--Dell Dimension E520/E521 5100 Desktop
No Discussions have been posted on this vulnerability.