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

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Synopsis :

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

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 :

http://www.nessus.org/u?69f65c02
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200503-36.xml

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
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

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

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0469