GLSA-201706-13 : minicom: Remote execution of arbitrary code
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 100656
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201706-13 (minicom: Remote execution of arbitrary code)
In minicom before version 2.7.1, the escparms buffer in vt100.c is vulnerable to an overflow.
A remote attacker, able to connect to a minicom port, could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, or cause a Denial of Service condition.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll minicom users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-dialup/minicom-2.7.1'