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Debian Linux Netkit telnetd-ssl contains a format string vulnerability

Vulnerability Note VU#995038

Original Release Date: 2005-01-13 | Last Revised: 2005-02-01

Overview

Debian Linux Netkit telnetd-ssl contains a format string vulnerability that may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code.

Description

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.

Impact

A remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.

Solution

Upgrade

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.

Vendor Information

995038
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Debian GNU/Linux

Updated:  February 01, 2005

Status

  Unknown

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

Please see

http://lists.debian.org/debian-security-announce/debian-security-announce-2004/msg00225.html

and

http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-616

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.


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References

Credit

This vulnerability was reported by Joel Eriksson.

This document was written by Jeff Gennari.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2004-0998
Severity Metric: 4.30
Date Public: 2004-12-23
Date First Published: 2005-01-13
Date Last Updated: 2005-02-01 21:10 UTC
Document Revision: 58

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