Debian DSA-014-2 : splitvt - buffer overflow and format string attack

high Nessus Plugin ID 14851
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


It was reported recently that splitvt is vulnerable to numerous buffer overflow attack and a format string attack. An attacker was able to gain access to the root user id.


Upgrade the splitvt package immediately.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 14851

File Name: debian_DSA-014.nasl

Version: 1.19

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/29/2004

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:splitvt, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:2.2

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/23/2001

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2001-0111, CVE-2001-0112

BID: 2210

DSA: 014