AbsoluteTelnet title bar code buffer overflow

absolutetelnet-title-bar-bo (11265) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


AbsoluteTelnet is vulnerable to a buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking in the title bar code. By creating a malicious file and convincing a victim connected to the attacker's system using AbsoluteTelnet to concatenate this file, a remote attacker could overflow the title bar buffer and cause the victim's AbsoluteTelnet client to crash or execute arbitrary code on the system with elevated privileges.


Gain Access


Upgrade to the latest Beta version (2.12 RC10 or later), available from the Celestial Software Web site. See References.


Platforms Affected:

  • Celestial Software AbsoluteTelnet 2.00
  • Celestial Software AbsoluteTelnet 2.11


Feb 06, 2003

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