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Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2015 10:23:59 -0600
From: Kurt Seifried <>
To: oss-security <>
Subject: Terminal escape sequences - the new XSS for admins?

So we've had a bunch of this stuff over the years:

And now more recently:

And we have at least one more coming down the pipeline that's pretty

Also I'm thinking of all those docker apps that log to STDOUT.

So the basic TL;DR: please don't use really ancient terminal programs that
are vulnerable to this stuff. It appears in testing that most (all?) of the
Red Hat stuff is ok, but I can't speak for other vendors.

Kurt Seifried -- Red Hat -- Product Security -- Cloud
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