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[DSA062] DSA-062-1 rxvt Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
DSA-062-1 rxvt

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Samuel Dralet reported on bugtraq that version 2.6.2 of rxvt (a
VT102 terminal emulator for X) have a buffer overflow in the
tt_printf() function. A local user could abuse this making rxvt
print a special string using that function, for example by using
the -T or -name command-line options.
That string would cause a
stack overflow and contain code which rxvt will execute.

Since rxvt is installed sgid utmp a possible hacker could use this
to gain utmp which would allow them to modify the utmp file.

This has been fixed in version 2.6.2-2.1, and we recommend that
you upgrade your rxvt package.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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