AbsoluteTelnet title bar code buffer overflow

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

Description:

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.


Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

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

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Celestial Software AbsoluteTelnet 2.00
  • Celestial Software AbsoluteTelnet 2.11

Reported:

Feb 06, 2003

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