This script is Copyright (C) 2002-2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
It is possible to execute arbitrary commands on the remote host.
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
An attacker may use this flaw to log in as any user (except root) on the
Contact the vendor for a patch.
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.3
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: Gain a shell remotely
Nessus Plugin ID: 11136 ()
Bugtraq ID: 36815848
CVE ID: CVE-2001-0797
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