SysV /bin/login Environment Remote Overflow (telnet check)

This script is Copyright (C) 2001-2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

It is possible to execute arbitrary code on the remote host.

Description :

The remote /bin/login seems to crash when it receives too many
environment variables. This is likely due to a buffer overflow
vulnerability which might allow an attacker to execute arbitrary
code on the remote host.

Solution :

Apply the patch from your vendor or read the CERT advisory.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.3
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gain a shell remotely

Nessus Plugin ID: 10827 (binlogin_overflow_telnet.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 3681
7481

CVE ID: CVE-2001-0797