A vulnerability in rxvt-unicode may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code.
|Package||x11-terms/rxvt-unicode on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 9.20|
|Unaffected versions||>= 9.20|
rxvt-unicode (urxvt) is a clone of the rxvt terminal emulator.
rxvt-unicode does not properly handle OSC escape sequences, including those used to read and write X window properties.
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.
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-9.20"
June 19, 2014
June 19, 2014: 1