Family: Gain root remotely --> Category: destructive_attack
SysV /bin/login buffer overflow (telnet) Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Attempts to overflow /bin/login
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote /bin/login seems to crash when it receives too many
A possible hacker may use this flaw to gain a root shell on this system.
See also : http://www.cert.org/advisories/CA-2001-34.html
Solution : Contact your vendor for a patch (or read the CERT advisory)
Threat Level: High
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