Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : rxvt (MDKSA-2003:034)

High Nessus Plugin ID 14018


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Digital Defense Inc. released a paper detailing insecurities in various terminal emulators, including rxvt. Many of the features supported by these programs can be abused when untrusted data is displayed on the screen. This abuse can be anything from garbage data being displayed to the screen or a system compromise.


Update the affected rxvt, rxvt-CJK and / or rxvt-devel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 14018

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2003-034.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:rxvt, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:rxvt-CJK, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:rxvt-devel, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.2, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2003/03/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0022, CVE-2003-0023, CVE-2003-0066

MDKSA: 2003:034