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Fedora Core 2 2005-277: telnet Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the telnet package
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory FEDORA-2005-277 (telnet).
Telnet is a popular protocol for logging into remote systems over the
Internet. The telnet package provides a command line telnet client.
Two buffer overflow flaws were discovered in the way the telnet client
handles messages from a server. A possible hacker may be able to execute
arbitrary code on a victim's machine if the victim can be tricked into
connecting to a malicious telnet server. The Common Vulnerabilities
Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2005-0468
and CVE-2005-0469 to these issues.
Red Hat would like to thank iDEFENSE for their responsible disclosure
Solution : http://www.fedoranews.org/blog/index.php?p=548
Threat Level: High
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