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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 202105-17
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: rxvt-unicode: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
      Date: May 26, 2021
      Bugs: #790782
        ID: 202105-17

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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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   1  x11-terms/rxvt-unicode      < 9.22-r9                 >= 9.22-r9

Description
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It was discovered that rxvt-unicode did not properly handle certain
escape sequences.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could entice a user to run a program where attacker
controls the output inside a rxvt terminal window, 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-9.22-r9"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2021-33477
       https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2021-33477

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

  https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/202105-17

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
[email protected] or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2021 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
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