FreeBSD 'telnetd' Daemon Remote Buffer Overflow

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Synopsis :

The telnet server has a remote buffer overflow vulnerability.

Description :

A buffer overflow exists in libtelnet/encrypt.c in telnetd in FreeBSD
7.3 through 9.0, MIT Kerberos Version 5 Applications (aka krb5-appl)
1.0.2 and earlier, and Heimdal 1.5.1 and earlier. The vulnerability
also affects any 'telnetd' service derived from the FreeBSD codebase.
Successful exploitation could allow a remote attacker to execute
arbitrary code via a long encryption key.

Note that this vulnerability has been exploited in the wild since
December 2011.

See also :

Solution :

Upgrade to the version specified in the vendor's advisory.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.7
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gain a shell remotely

Nessus Plugin ID: 57462 ()

Bugtraq ID: 51182

CVE ID: CVE-2011-4862