Multiple OS /bin/login Remote Overflow

This script is Copyright (C) 2002-2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote implementation of the /bin/login utility, used when
authenticating a user via telnet or rsh contains an overflow which
allows an attacker to gain a shell on this host, without even sending a
shell code.

An attacker may use this flaw to log in as any user (except root) on the
remote host.

Solution :

Contact the vendor for a patch.

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: 11136 ()

Bugtraq ID: 3681
5848

CVE ID: CVE-2001-0797