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Vulnerability Assessment Details

/bin/login overflow exploitation

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Attempts to log into the remote host

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

It is possible to execute arbitrary commands on the remote host.

Description :

The remote implementation of the /bin/login utility, used when authenticating
a user via telnet or rsh contains an overflow which permits a possible hacker to
gain a shell on this host, without even sending a shell code.

A possible hacker may use this flaw to log in as any user (except root) on the
remote host.

Solution :

http://www.cert.org/advisories/CA-2001-34.html

Network Security Threat Level:

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10
(AV:R/AC:L/Au:NR/C:C/A:C/I:C/B:N)

Networks Security ID: 3681, 5848

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2002 - 2006 Tenable Network Security, Inc

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