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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2013 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.

Solution :

Update the affected screen package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.6

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27951 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-4573