Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 / 6.06 LTS / 6.10 : screen vulnerability (USN-370-1)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 27951
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
Descriptioncstone and Rich Felker discovered a programming error in the UTF8 string handling code of 'screen' leading to a denial of service. If a crafted string was displayed within a screen session, screen would crash or possibly execute arbitrary code.
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SolutionUpdate the affected screen package.