A remotely exploitable buffer overflow vulnerability exists in AbsoluteTelnet. This vulnerability may allow a malicious server operator to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable client.
AbsoluteTelnet is a terminal client. A remotely exploitable buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the code that sets the terminal titlebar. This vulnerability may allow a malicious server operator to execute arbitrary code. An exploit for this vulnerability is publicly available.
A malicious server operator may be able to execute arbitrary code on a host running AbsoluteTelnet.
Upgrade to AbsoluteTelnet version 2.12 RC10. For information on how to obtain 2.12 RC10, please see http://www.celestialsoftware.net/telnet/beta_software.html.
This vulnerability was discovered by Knud Erik Højgaard.
This document was written by Ian A Finlay.
|Date First Published:||2003-02-07|
|Date Last Updated:||2003-02-07 20:58 UTC|