TERM tty command line buffer overflow

term-tty-bo (8291) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

TERM is vulnerable to a buffer overflow caused by improper bounds checking of command-line arguments. By sending an overly long argument using the tty command-line option, a local attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system with root privileges.


Consequences:

Gain Privileges

Remedy:

No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Century Software TERM 6.27.0869

Reported:

Feb 25, 2002

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