Debian Security Advisory DSA 697-1 (netkit-telnet)

Published: 2008-01-17 21:56:38
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

CVSS Base Vector:


Technical Details:
iDEFENSE researchers discovered a buffer overflow in the handling of the LINEMODE suboptions in telnet clients. This can lead to the execution of arbitrary code when connected to a malicious server. For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 0.17-18woody3. For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon. We recommend that you upgrade your telnet Linux Distribution Package.

The remote host is missing an update to netkit-telnet announced via advisory DSA 697-1.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

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

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