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[GLSA-200503-36] netkit-telnetd: Buffer overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
netkit-telnetd: Buffer overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200503-36
(netkit-telnetd: Buffer overflow)


A buffer overflow has been identified in the slc_add_reply()
function of netkit-telnetd client, where a large number of SLC commands
can overflow a fixed size buffer.

Impact

Successful explotation would require a vulnerable user to connect
to a possible hacker-controlled host using telnet, potentially executing
arbitrary code with the permissions of the telnet user.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-0469
http://www.idefense.com/application/poi/display?id=220&type=vulnerabilities


Solution:
All netkit-telnetd users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/netkit-telnetd-0.17-r6"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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