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[GLSA-200503-23] rxvt-unicode: Buffer overflow Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
rxvt-unicode: Buffer overflow
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200503-23
(rxvt-unicode: Buffer overflow)
Rob Holland of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team discovered
that rxvt-unicode fails to properly check input length.
Successful exploitation would allow a possible hacker to execute
arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running rxvt-unicode.
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-5.3"
Threat Level: Medium
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