Vulnerability Note VU#995038
Debian Linux Netkit telnetd-ssl contains a format string vulnerability
Debian Linux Netkit telnetd-ssl contains a format string vulnerability that may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code.
An unspecified format string vulnerability in Debian Linux Netkit telnetd-ssl may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system. According to public reports, exploitation occurs when telnetd-ssl attempts to process specially crafted SSL error messages. No further details are available at this time.
A remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.
This problem has been addressed in Debian Linux version 0.17.17+0.1-2woody3 of the stable distribution (woody), and version 0.17.24+0.1-6 of the unstable distribution (sid). Please see the Debian Security Advisory DSA-616-1 for instructions on how to upgrade.
Systems Affected (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Debian GNU/Linux||Unknown||-||01 Feb 2005|
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This vulnerability was reported by Joel Eriksson.
This document was written by Jeff Gennari.
- CVE IDs: CAN-2004-0998
- Date Public: 23 Dec 2004
- Date First Published: 13 Jan 2005
- Date Last Updated: 01 Feb 2005
- Severity Metric: 4.30
- Document Revision: 58
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