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

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

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 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.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200503-23.xml

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 17579 (gentoo_GLSA-200503-23.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0764