Debian Security Advisory

DSA-4819-1 kitty -- security update

Date Reported:
26 Dec 2020
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2020-35605.
More information:

Stephane Chauveau discovered that the graphics protocol implementation in Kitty, a GPU-based terminal emulator, did not sanitise a filename when returning an error message, which could result in the execution of arbitrary shell commands when displaying a file with cat.

For the stable distribution (buster), this problem has been fixed in version 0.13.3-1+deb10u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your kitty packages.

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