Telecat BBS Message Post Line Center BASIC Access

1985-01-01T06:30:53
ID OSVDB:2350
Type osvdb
Reporter The Challenger()
Modified 1985-01-01T06:30:53

Description

Vulnerability Description

Telecat BBS contains a flaw that may allow a user to gain elevated privileges. The issue occurs when a user posts a message, types a line of text and attempts to center the text with a CTRL-V. In some cases, this will cause the program to fail and give access to the BASIC interpreter. In other cases, it may hang the BBS and require the SYSOP to reboot the system.

Solution Description

Currently, there are no known upgrades, patches, or workarounds available to correct this issue.

Short Description

Telecat BBS contains a flaw that may allow a user to gain elevated privileges. The issue occurs when a user posts a message, types a line of text and attempts to center the text with a CTRL-V. In some cases, this will cause the program to fail and give access to the BASIC interpreter. In other cases, it may hang the BBS and require the SYSOP to reboot the system.

References:

Generic Informational URL: http://software.bbsdocumentary.com/APPLE/II/TELECAT/