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RHSA-2003-050: kon

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the kon packages

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment


A buffer overflow in kon2 permits local users to obtain root rights.

KON is a Kanji emulator for the console. There is a buffer overflow
vulnerability in the command line parsing code portion of the kon program
up to and including version 0.3.9b. This vulnerability, if appropriately
exploited, can lead to local users being able to gain escalated (root)
rights.

All users of kon2 should update to these errata packages which contain a
patch to fix this vulnerability.

Red Hat would like to thank Janusz Niewiadomski for notifying us of this
issue.




Solution : http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2003-050.html
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 Tenable Network Security

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