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HP-UX kermit contains local buffer overflow that allows denial-of-service

Vulnerability Note VU#124352

Original Release Date: 2001-01-18 | Last Revised: 2001-07-18

Overview

The HP-UX version of kermit contains a buffer overflow that allows local users to prevent other users from running kermit.

Description

Kermit is a file transfer protocol that has been implemented by Hewlett-Packard for use on their systems. On December 21, 2000, HP released a security bulletin regarding a local buffer overflow that affects the kermit client present in HP-UX versions 10.01, 10.10, 10.20, and 11.00.

Impact

This vulnerability allows local users to create a denial of service attack that prevents other users from running the kermit program.

Solution

HP has provided patches for each of the affected versions; please see the vendor section of this document for further details.

Vendor Information

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Hewlett Packard

Updated:  April 05, 2001

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

HP has released a Security Bulletin to address this issue; for further information, please visit http://itrc.hp.com and search for "HPSBUX0012-135". Please note that registration may be required to access this document.

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References

Credit

This document was written by Jeffrey P. Lanza.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2001-0085
Severity Metric: 0.93
Date Public: 2000-12-21
Date First Published: 2001-01-18
Date Last Updated: 2001-07-18 20:15 UTC
Document Revision: 14

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