Gentoo: vte escape sequence vulnerability
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Gentoo Many of the features supported by popular terminal emulator software can be abused when un-trusted data is displayed on the screen.

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GENTOO LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT 200303-2
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          PACKAGE : vte
          SUMMARY : dangerous interception of escape sequences
             DATE : 2003-03-03 10:16 UTC
          EXPLOIT : remote
VERSIONS AFFECTED : <0.10.25
    FIXED VERSION : >0.10.25
              CVE : CAN-2003-0070

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From advisory:

"Many of the features supported by popular terminal emulator software
can be abused when un-trusted data is displayed on the screen. The
impact of this abuse can range from annoying screen garbage to a
complete system compromise. All of the issues below are actually
documented features, anyone who takes the time to read over the man
pages or source code could use them to carry out an attack."

Read the full advisory at: 
http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=bugtraq&m=104612710031920&w=2

SOLUTION

It is recommended that all Gentoo Linux users who are running
x11-libs/vte upgrade to vte-0.10.25 as follows:

emerge sync
emerge -u vte
emerge clean

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aliz@gentoo.org - GnuPG key is available at  http://cvs.gentoo.org/~aliz
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