USN-4746-1: xterm vulnerability
24 February 2021
xterm could be made to crash or run programs if it handled specially crafted character sequences.
- xterm - X terminal emulator
Tavis Ormandy discovered that xterm incorrectly handled certain character
sequences. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause xterm to crash,
resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.