DescriptionRxvt 2.7.10 is vulnerable to a denial of service attack by passing the value -2^31 inside a terminal escape code, which results in a non-invertible integer that eventually leads to a segfault due to an out of bounds read.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs861694

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
rxvt (PTS)jessie1:2.7.10-6vulnerable

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[stretch] - rxvt <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[jessie] - rxvt <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[wheezy] - rxvt <no-dsa> (Minor issue)

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