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[GLSA-200611-01] Screen: UTF-8 character handling vulnerability Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Screen: UTF-8 character handling vulnerability
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200611-01
(Screen: UTF-8 character handling vulnerability)
cstone and Richard Felker discovered a flaw in Screen's UTF-8 combining
The vulnerability can be exploited by writing a special string of
characters to a Screen window. A remote attacker could cause a Denial
of Service or possibly execute arbitrary code with the rights of
the user running Screen through a program being run inside a Screen
session, such as an IRC client or a mail client.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Screen users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-misc/screen-4.0.3"
Threat Level: High
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