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rPSA-2006-0198-1.txt

rPSA-2006-0198-1.txt
Posted Oct 27, 2006
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rPath Security Advisory: 2006-0198-1: In previous versions of the screen package, the screen program had a bug which is known to make screen vulnerable to a minor denial of service attack in which the screen program would crash if presented with particular output. It is possible that this attack could also allow a user-complicit attacker to assume the privileges of the complicit user. The screen program is not setuid in rPath Linux, so any attack is limited to the complicit user.

tags | advisory, denial of service
systems | linux
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rPSA-2006-0198-1.txt

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rPath Security Advisory: 2006-0198-1
Published: 2006-10-26
Products: rPath Linux 1
Rating: Minor
Exposure Level Classification:
Indirect User Deterministic Unauthorized Access
Updated Versions:
screen=/conary.rpath.com@rpl:devel//1/4.0.3-0.1-1

References:
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-4573
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-734

Description:
In previous versions of the screen package, the screen program had
a bug which is known to make screen vulnerable to a minor denial of
service attack in which the screen program would crash if presented
with particular output. It is possible that this attack could also
allow a user-complicit attacker to assume the privileges of the
complicit user. The screen program is not setuid in rPath Linux,
so any attack is limited to the complicit user.
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