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

High Nessus Plugin ID 76154


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


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.


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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 76154

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201406-18.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/06/20

Modified: 2016/05/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.6

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:rxvt-unicode, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/06/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3121

BID: 67155

OSVDB: 106475

GLSA: 201406-18