Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : screen (MDKSA-2006:191)

This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

Multiple unspecified vulnerabilities in the 'utf8 combining characters
handling' (utf8_handle_comb function in encoding.c) in screen before
4.0.3 allows user-assisted attackers to cause a denial of service
(crash or hang) via certain UTF8 sequences.

Updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected screen package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.6

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 24576 (mandrake_MDKSA-2006-191.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-4573

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