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[DSA697] DSA-697-1 netkit-telnet Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
DSA-697-1 netkit-telnet

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

GaŽl Delalleau discovered a buffer overflow in the handling of
the LINEMODE suboptions in telnet clients. This can lead to the
execution of arbitrary code when connected to a malicious server.
For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.17-18woody3.
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.17-28.
We recommend that you upgrade your telnet package.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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