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ESB-2005.0248 -- FreeBSD-SA-05:01.telnet -- telnet client buffer overflows

Date: 29 March 2005
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                 ESB-2005.0248 -- FreeBSD-SA-05:01.telnet
                      telnet client buffer overflows
                               29 March 2005

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           telnet
Publisher:         FreeBSD
Operating System:  FreeBSD versions prior to 5.4-RELEASE
Impact:            Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
Access:            Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names:         CAN-2005-0469 CAN-2005-0468

Ref:               ESB-2005.244

Original Bulletin: 
  ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/CERT/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-05:01.telnet.asc

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FreeBSD-SA-05:01.telnet                                     Security Advisory
                                                          The FreeBSD Project

Topic:          telnet client buffer overflows

Category:       contrib
Module:         contrib/telnet
Announced:      2005-03-28
Credits:        iDEFENSE
Affects:        All FreeBSD releases prior to 5.4-RELEASE
Corrected:      2005-03-28 15:50:00 UTC (RELENG_5, 5.4-PRERELEASE)
                2005-03-28 15:48:00 UTC (RELENG_4, 4.11-STABLE)
                2005-03-28 15:52:00 UTC (RELENG_5_3, 5.3-RELEASE-p6)
                2005-03-28 15:57:00 UTC (RELENG_4_11, 4.11-RELEASE-p1)
                2005-03-28 15:58:00 UTC (RELENG_4_10, 4.10-RELEASE-p6)
                2005-03-28 16:00:00 UTC (RELENG_4_8, 4.8-RELEASE-p28)
CVE Name:       CAN-2005-0468 CAN-2005-0469

For general information regarding FreeBSD Security Advisories,
including descriptions of the fields above, security branches, and the
following sections, please visit
<URL:http://www.freebsd.org/security/>.

I.   Background

The telnet(1) command is a TELNET protocol client, used primarily to
establish terminal sessions across a network.

II.  Problem Description

Buffer overflows were discovered in the env_opt_add() and
slc_add_reply() functions of the telnet(1) command.  TELNET protocol
commands, options, and data are copied from the network to a
fixed-sized buffer.  In the case of env_opt_add (CAN-2005-0468), the
buffer is located on the heap.  In the case of slc_add_reply
(CAN-2005-0469), the buffer is global uninitialized data (BSS).

III. Impact

These buffer overflows may be triggered when connecting to a malicious
server, or by an active attacker in the network path between the
client and server.  Specially crafted TELNET command sequences may
cause the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
invoking telnet(1).

IV.  Workaround

Do not use telnet(1) to connect to untrusted machines or over an
untrusted network.

V.   Solution

Perform one of the following:

1) Upgrade your vulnerable system to 4-STABLE or 5-STABLE, or to the
RELENG_5_3, RELENG_4_11, RELENG_4_10, or RELENG_4_8 security branch
dated after the correction date.

2) To patch your present system:

The following patches have been verified to apply to FreeBSD 4.8, 4.10,
4.11, and 5.3 systems.

a) Download the relevant patch from the location below, and verify the
detached PGP signature using your PGP utility.

[FreeBSD 4.x]
# fetch ftp://ftp.FreeBSD.org/pub/FreeBSD/CERT/patches/SA-05:01/telnet4.patch
# fetch ftp://ftp.FreeBSD.org/pub/FreeBSD/CERT/patches/SA-05:01/telnet4.patch.asc

[FreeBSD 5.x]
# fetch ftp://ftp.FreeBSD.org/pub/FreeBSD/CERT/patches/SA-05:01/telnet5.patch
# fetch ftp://ftp.FreeBSD.org/pub/FreeBSD/CERT/patches/SA-05:01/telnet5.patch.asc

b) Execute the following commands as root:

# cd /usr/src
# patch < /path/to/patch

c) Rebuild the operating system as described in
<URL:http://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/makeworld.html>.

VI.  Correction details

The following list contains the revision numbers of each file that was
corrected in FreeBSD.

Branch                                                           Revision
  Path
- - -------------------------------------------------------------------------
RELENG_4
  src/crypto/heimdal/appl/telnet/telnet/telnet.c              1.1.1.1.2.4
  src/crypto/kerberosIV/appl/telnet/telnet/telnet.c           1.1.1.1.2.1
  src/crypto/telnet/telnet/telnet.c                               1.4.2.6
  src/usr.bin/telnet/telnet.c                                     1.8.2.4
RELENG_4_11
  src/UPDATING                                              1.73.2.91.2.2
  src/crypto/heimdal/appl/telnet/telnet/telnet.c         1.1.1.1.2.3.10.1
  src/crypto/kerberosIV/appl/telnet/telnet/telnet.c          1.1.1.1.22.1
  src/crypto/telnet/telnet/telnet.c                          1.4.2.5.12.1
  src/sys/conf/newvers.sh                                   1.44.2.39.2.5
  src/usr.bin/telnet/telnet.c                                1.8.2.3.12.1
RELENG_4_10
  src/UPDATING                                              1.73.2.90.2.7
  src/crypto/heimdal/appl/telnet/telnet/telnet.c          1.1.1.1.2.3.8.1
  src/crypto/kerberosIV/appl/telnet/telnet/telnet.c          1.1.1.1.20.1
  src/crypto/telnet/telnet/telnet.c                          1.4.2.5.10.1
  src/sys/conf/newvers.sh                                   1.44.2.34.2.8
  src/usr.bin/telnet/telnet.c                                1.8.2.3.10.1
RELENG_4_8
  src/UPDATING                                             1.73.2.80.2.32
  src/crypto/heimdal/appl/telnet/telnet/telnet.c          1.1.1.1.2.3.4.1
  src/crypto/kerberosIV/appl/telnet/telnet/telnet.c          1.1.1.1.16.1
  src/crypto/telnet/telnet/telnet.c                           1.4.2.5.6.1
  src/sys/conf/newvers.sh                                  1.44.2.29.2.29
  src/usr.bin/telnet/telnet.c                                 1.8.2.3.6.1
RELENG_5
  src/contrib/telnet/telnet/telnet.c                             1.14.6.1
RELENG_5_3
  src/UPDATING                                             1.342.2.13.2.9
  src/contrib/telnet/telnet/telnet.c                             1.14.8.1
  src/sys/conf/newvers.sh                                  1.62.2.15.2.11
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VII. References

[IDEF0866] Multiple Telnet Client slc_add_reply() Buffer Overflow
http://www.idefense.com/application/poi/display?id=220&type=vulnerabilities

[IDEF0867] Multiple Telnet Client env_opt_add() Buffer Overflow
http://www.idefense.com/application/poi/display?id=221&type=vulnerabilities
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