GLSA 201406-18: rxvt-unicode: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Posted on: 06/19/2014 08:55 PM

A rxvt-unicode update has been released for Gentoo Linux

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


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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 201406-18
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: rxvt-unicode: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Date: June 19, 2014
Bugs: #509174
ID: 201406-18

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Synopsis
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A vulnerability in rxvt-unicode may allow a remote attacker to execute
arbitrary code.

Background
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rxvt-unicode (urxvt) is a clone of the rxvt terminal emulator.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 x11-terms/rxvt-unicode < 9.20 >= 9.20

Description
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rxvt-unicode does not properly handle OSC escape sequences, including
those used to read and write X window properties.

Impact
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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
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All rxvt-unicode users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=x11-terms/rxvt-unicode-9.20"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2014-3121
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2014-3121

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201406-18.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2014 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5




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