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Security update for package rxvt


(Last modified: 21MAR2003)

solutions Security update for package rxvt SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (8abd7afdfbedea56b9479930b821cd79)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for PowerPC
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IBM zSeries

Package: rxvt
Release: 20030321
Obsoletes: none


Everyone using rxvt should install this update.



Problem description

rxvt, a terminal emulator, can be tricked into executing commands.
An attacker can send special escape-sequences to rxvt (MUA, irc-clients,
logfiles, ...) to trigger command execution with the privileges of the
user running rxvt.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as a RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh rxvt.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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