Debian DLA-2683-1 : rxvt security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 150453


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


rxvt, VT102 terminal emulator for the X Window System, allowed (potentially remote) code execution because of improper handling of certain escape sequences (ESC G Q).

For Debian 9 stretch, this problem has been fixed in version 1:2.7.10-7+deb9u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your rxvt packages.

For the detailed security status of rxvt please refer to its security tracker page at:

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Upgrade the affected rxvt, and rxvt-ml packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 150453

File Name: debian_DLA-2683.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/10/2021

Updated: 1/12/2024

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.1

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-33477


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.9

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:rxvt, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:rxvt-ml, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/9/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/2/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-7483, CVE-2021-33477