INN rnews and inews format string

inn-rnews-inews-format-string (8834) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

INN (InterNet News daemon) has multiple format string vulnerabilities in the rnews and inews binaries. A local attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to gain root privileges on the system.


Consequences:

Gain Privileges

Remedy:

For Caldera Linux Server and Workstation 3.1 and 3.1.1:
Upgrade to the latest version of inn (2.2.3-13 or later), as listed in SCO Security Advisory CSSA-2002-038.0. See References.

For other distributions:
Contact your vendor for upgrade or patch information.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • ISC INN 2.0
  • ISC INN 2.1
  • ISC INN 2.2
  • ISC INN 2.2.1
  • ISC INN 2.2.2
  • ISC INN 2.2.3
  • SCO Caldera OpenLinux Server 3.1
  • SCO Caldera OpenLinux Server 3.1.1

Reported:

Apr 11, 2002

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