SysV /bin/login buffer overflow (telnet)

Published: 2008-10-24 21:33:44
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

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

Detection Type:
Remote Vulnerability

Recommendations:
Contact your vendor for a patch (or read the CERT advisory)

Summary:
The remote /bin/login seems to crash when it receives too many environment variables.

Impact:
An attacker may use this flaw to gain a root shell on this system.

Solution Type:
Mitigation

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

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2001-0797

SecurityFocus Bugtraq ID:

https://www.securityfocus.com/bid/3681
https://www.securityfocus.com/bid/7481

References:

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

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Severity
High
CVSS Score
10.0

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