"bazarr" discovered that eterm is vulnerable to a buffer overflow of the ETERMPATH environment variable. This bug can be exploited to gain the privileges of the group "utmp" on a system where eterm is installed.
For the stable distribution (woody), this problem has been fixed in version 0.9.2-0pre2002042903.1.
The old stable distribution (potato) is not affected by this bug.
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon.
We recommend that you update your eterm package.
MD5 checksums of the listed files are available in the original advisory.