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Mandrake Many of the features supported by rxvt can be abused when untrusted data is displayed on the screen.


                Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory

Package name:           rxvt
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2003:034
Date:                   March 25th, 2003

Affected versions:	8.2, 9.0, 9.1, Corporate Server 2.1

Problem Description:

 Digital Defense Inc. released a paper detailing insecurities in various 
 terminal emulators, including rxvt.  Many of the features supported by 
 these programs can be abused when untrusted data is displayed on the 
 screen.  This abuse can be anything from garbage data being displayed 
 to the screen or a system compromise.


Updated Packages:
 Corporate Server 2.1:
 304e14627ae3a96ea7c5a192933d99fb  corporate/2.1/RPMS/rxvt-2.7.8-6.1mdk.i586.rpm
 59dac66b6350a2e303451d9eb91847c6  corporate/2.1/RPMS/rxvt-CJK-2.7.8-6.1mdk.i586.rpm
 d789a865351a2babb0fe373b34e13723  corporate/2.1/RPMS/rxvt-devel-2.7.8-6.1mdk.i586.rpm
 9f5c2791c045dc64fd2671f1a12428a7  corporate/2.1/SRPMS/rxvt-2.7.8-6.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 8.2:
 91e3e2e65b968aeb18f85cbf15dc82f3  8.2/RPMS/rxvt-2.7.8-6.1mdk.i586.rpm
 5f43a74501bf4d9c56e9001c4121c958  8.2/RPMS/rxvt-CJK-2.7.8-6.1mdk.i586.rpm
 5250f56624c06d73bfaea2949ba14ece  8.2/RPMS/rxvt-devel-2.7.8-6.1mdk.i586.rpm
 9f5c2791c045dc64fd2671f1a12428a7  8.2/SRPMS/rxvt-2.7.8-6.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 8.2/PPC:
 9fb17d9636fcfa4f9c256751b84e3f21  ppc/8.2/RPMS/rxvt-2.7.8-6.1mdk.ppc.rpm
 575cc88ab594e34806f4f91d756af901  ppc/8.2/RPMS/rxvt-CJK-2.7.8-6.1mdk.ppc.rpm
 2ee2e79c6a99a11b4d9bda7e830fee9d  ppc/8.2/RPMS/rxvt-devel-2.7.8-6.1mdk.ppc.rpm
 9f5c2791c045dc64fd2671f1a12428a7  ppc/8.2/SRPMS/rxvt-2.7.8-6.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 9.0:
 304e14627ae3a96ea7c5a192933d99fb  9.0/RPMS/rxvt-2.7.8-6.1mdk.i586.rpm
 59dac66b6350a2e303451d9eb91847c6  9.0/RPMS/rxvt-CJK-2.7.8-6.1mdk.i586.rpm
 d789a865351a2babb0fe373b34e13723  9.0/RPMS/rxvt-devel-2.7.8-6.1mdk.i586.rpm
 9f5c2791c045dc64fd2671f1a12428a7  9.0/SRPMS/rxvt-2.7.8-6.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 9.1:
 b61a5f2f75abc1a79f4d0fe018f2514d  9.1/RPMS/rxvt-2.7.8-6.1mdk.i586.rpm
 a24cf18f487ff38e6408c01127969575  9.1/RPMS/rxvt-CJK-2.7.8-6.1mdk.i586.rpm
 d119f8e23a4dac83978ca0c428399c4d  9.1/RPMS/rxvt-devel-2.7.8-6.1mdk.i586.rpm
 9f5c2791c045dc64fd2671f1a12428a7  9.1/SRPMS/rxvt-2.7.8-6.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 9.1/PPC:
 1bbeab988e538c55666a1f2726d85c0e  ppc/9.1/RPMS/rxvt-2.7.8-6.1mdk.ppc.rpm
 393ec897551da4adb184b2f87cd080b0  ppc/9.1/RPMS/rxvt-CJK-2.7.8-6.1mdk.ppc.rpm
 24cfc70d092a405f2b34f43e277b86b1  ppc/9.1/RPMS/rxvt-devel-2.7.8-6.1mdk.ppc.rpm
 9f5c2791c045dc64fd2671f1a12428a7  ppc/9.1/SRPMS/rxvt-2.7.8-6.1mdk.src.rpm

Bug IDs fixed (see for more information):

To upgrade automatically, use MandrakeUpdate.  The verification of md5
checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

If you want to upgrade manually, download the updated package from one
of our FTP server mirrors and upgrade with "rpm -Fvh *.rpm".  A list of
FTP mirrors can be obtained from:

Please verify the update prior to upgrading to ensure the integrity of
the downloaded package.  You can do this with the command:

  rpm --checksig 

All packages are signed by MandrakeSoft for security.  You can obtain
the GPG public key of the Mandrake Linux Security Team from:

Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to

You can view other update advisories for Mandrake Linux at:

MandrakeSoft has several security-related mailing list services that
anyone can subscribe to.  Information on these lists can be obtained by

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
pub  1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Linux Mandrake Security Team

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