AbsoluteTelnet title bar code buffer overflow
|absolutetelnet-title-bar-bo (11265)||High 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.
Upgrade to the latest Beta version (2.12 RC10 or later), available from the Celestial Software Web site. See References.
- BugTraq Mailing List, Thu Feb 06 2003 - 10:36:43 CST : AbsoluteTelnet 2.00 buffer overflow. .
- Celestial Software Web site: Celestial Software (maker of the AbsoluteTelnet SSH terminal client).
- BID-6785: Celestial Software AbsoluteTelnet Title Bar Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
- CVE-2003-1090: Buffer overflow in AbsoluteTelnet before 2.12 RC10 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a long window title.
- OSVDB ID: 16024: AbsoluteTelnet Windows Title Remote Overflow
- US-CERT VU#666073: AbsoluteTelnet vulnerable to buffer overflow via overly long window title
- Celestial Software AbsoluteTelnet 2.00
- Celestial Software AbsoluteTelnet 2.11
Feb 06, 2003
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