GLSA-200503-36 : netkit-telnetd: Buffer overflow

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200503-36
(netkit-telnetd: Buffer overflow)

A buffer overflow has been identified in the slc_add_reply()
function of netkit-telnetd client, where a large number of SLC commands
can overflow a fixed size buffer.

Impact :

Successful exploitation would require a vulnerable user to connect
to an attacker-controlled host using telnet, potentially executing
arbitrary code with the permissions of the telnet user.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All netkit-telnetd users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/netkit-telnetd-0.17-r6'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 17666 (gentoo_GLSA-200503-36.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0469