Debian Security Advisory DSA 112-1 (hanterm)

Published: 2008-01-17 21:24:46
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

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

Recommendations:
https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=DSA%20112-1

Technical Details:
A set of buffer overflow problems have been found in hanterm, a Hangul terminal for X11 derived from xterm, that will read and display Korean characters in its terminal window. The font handling code in hanterm uses hard limited string variables but didn't check for boundaries. This problem can be exploited by a malicious user to gain access to the utmp group which is able to write the wtmp and utmp files. These files record login and logout activities. This problem has been fixed in version 3.3.1p17-5.2 for the stable Debian distribution. A fixed Linux Distribution Package for the current testing/unstable distribution is not yet available but will have a version number higher than 3.3.1p18-6.1. We recommend that you upgrade your hanterm Linux Distribution Packages immediately if you

Summary:
The remote host is missing an update to hanterm announced via advisory DSA 112-1.

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-2002-0239

Severity
High
CVSS Score
7.2
Published
2008-01-17
Modified
2017-07-07
Category
Debian Local Security Checks

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