GLSA-201406-18 : rxvt-unicode: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
High Nessus Plugin ID 76154
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll rxvt-unicode users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=x11-terms/rxvt-unicode-9.20'