GLSA-201406-18 : rxvt-unicode: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

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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-201406-18
(rxvt-unicode: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

rxvt-unicode does not properly handle OSC escape sequences, including
those used to read and write X window properties.

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to run a specially crafted file
using rxvt-unicode, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code
with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201406-18

Solution :

All rxvt-unicode users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=x11-terms/rxvt-unicode-9.20'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.6
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.6
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 76154 ()

Bugtraq ID: 67155

CVE ID: CVE-2014-3121

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