Debian Security Advisory DSA 070-1 (netkit-telnet)

Published: 2008-01-17 13:24:38
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Recommendations:
https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=DSA%20070-1

Technical Details:
The telnet daemon contained in the netkit-telnet_0.16-4potato1 Linux Distribution Package in the 'stable' (potato) distribution of Debian GNU/Linux is vulnerable to an exploitable overflow in its output handling. The original bug was found by , and announced to bugtraq on Jul 18 2001. At that time, netkit-telnet versions after 0.14 were not believed to be vulnerable. On Aug 10 2001, zen-parse posted an advisory based on the same problem, for all netkit-telnet versions below 0.17. More details can be found on http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/203000 . As Debian uses the 'telnetd' user to run in.telnetd, this is not a remote root compromise on Debian systems the 'telnetd' user can be compromised. We strongly advise you update your netkit-telnet Linux Distribution Packages to the versions listed below.

Summary:
The remote host is missing an update to netkit-telnet announced via advisory DSA 070-1.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2001-0554

Severity
High
CVSS Score
10.0
Published
2008-01-17
Modified
2017-07-07
Category
Debian Local Security Checks

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