Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2913-1 xterm -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
07 Feb 2022
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 1004689.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2022-24130.
More information:

xterm, an X terminal emulator, when Sixel support is enabled, allows attackers to trigger a buffer overflow in set_sixel in graphics_sixel.c via crafted text.

For Debian 9 stretch, this problem has been fixed in version 327-2+deb9u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your xterm packages.

For the detailed security status of xterm please refer to its security tracker page at:

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