Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : screen (MDKSA-2006:191)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 24576
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionMultiple 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected screen package.