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Vulnerability Assessment Details

TESO in.telnetd buffer overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Attempts to overflow the Telnet server buffer

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The Telnet server does not return an expected number of replies
when it receives a long sequence of 'Are You There' commands.
This probably means it overflows one of its internal buffers and
crashes. It is likely a possible hacker could abuse this bug to gain
control over the remote host's superuser.

For more information, see:
http://www.team-teso.net/advisories/teso-advisory-011.tar.gz

Solution: Comment out the 'telnet' line in /etc/inetd.conf.
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 3064

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2001 Pavel Kankovsky

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