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ESB-2005.0263 -- OpenBSD 3.6 Erratum 014 -- Patch fixes telnet(1) vulnerability

Date: 01 April 2005
References: ESB-2005.0244  ESB-2005.0292  

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                 ESB-2005.0263 -- OpenBSD 3.6 Erratum 014
                    Patch fixes telnet(1) vulnerability
                               1 April 2005

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           telnet(1)
Publisher:         OpenBSD
Operating System:  OpenBSD
Impact:            Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
Access:            Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names:         CAN-2005-0468 CAN-2005-0469

Ref:               ESB-2005.0244

Original Bulletin: http://www.openbsd.org/errata.html#telnet

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014: SECURITY FIX: March 30, 2005   All architectures

Due to buffer overflows in telnet(1), a malicious server or man-in-the-middle 
attack could allow execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user 
invoking telnet(1). Noone should use telnet anymore. Please use ssh(1).

A source code patch exists which remedies this problem.

Patch for OpenBSD 3.6
ftp://ftp.openbsd.org/pub/OpenBSD/patches/3.6/common/014_telnet.patch

Patch for OpenBSD 3.5:
ftp://ftp.openbsd.org/pub/OpenBSD/patches/3.5/common/031_telnet.patch

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