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TESO in.telnetd buffer overflow

Information

Severity

Severity

Critical

Family

Family

Gain a shell remotely

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

10.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Mitigation

Created

Created

16 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

The Telnet server does not return an expected number of replies when it receives a long sequence of 'Are You There' commands. This probably means it overflows one of its internal buffers and crashes.

Solution

Solution

Comment out the 'telnet' line in /etc/inetd.conf.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)