Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 / 6.06 LTS / 6.10 : screen vulnerability (USN-370-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

cstone and Rich Felker discovered a programming error in the UTF8
string handling code of 'screen' leading to a denial of service. If a
crafted string was displayed within a screen session, screen would
crash or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected screen package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.6
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27951 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-4573