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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 102619


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


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.


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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 102619

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201708-07.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2017/08/21

Modified: 2017/08/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:evilvte, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2017/08/21

Reference Information

GLSA: 201708-07