GLSA-201708-07 : evilvte: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201708-07
(evilvte: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

Steve Kemp of Debian identified a flaw in evilvte which does not
properly validate hypertext links. Please review the Debian bug report
referenced below.

Impact :

Remote attackers could execute arbitrary code by enticing a user to
click a hyperlink in their terminal.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

Gentoo Security recommends that users unmerge evilvte:
# emerge --unmerge 'x11-terms/evilvte'

Risk factor :


Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 102619 ()

Bugtraq ID:


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