SysV /bin/login Environment Remote Overflow (telnet check)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 10827
SynopsisIt is possible to execute arbitrary code on the remote host.
DescriptionThe remote /bin/login seems to crash when it receives too many environment variables. This is likely due to a buffer overflow vulnerability which might allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the remote host.
SolutionApply the patch from your vendor or read the CERT advisory.