TESO in.telnetd buffer overflow

Published: 2005-11-03 13:08:04
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:
Comment out the 'telnet' line in /etc/inetd.conf.

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.

Impact:
It is likely an attacker could abuse this bug to gain control over the remote host's superuser.

Solution Type:
Mitigation

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

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

SecurityFocus Bugtraq ID:

https://www.securityfocus.com/bid/3064

References:

http://www.team-teso.net/advisories/teso-advisory-011.tar.gz

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Severity
High
CVSS Score
10.0

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