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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.50769
Category:Mandrake Local Security Checks
Title:Mandrake Security Advisory MDKSA-2003:113 (screen)
Summary:Mandrake Security Advisory MDKSA-2003:113 (screen)
Description:
The remote host is missing an update to screen
announced via advisory MDKSA-2003:113.

A vulnerability was discovered and fixed in screen by Timo Sirainen
who found an exploitable buffer overflow that allowed privilege
escalation. This vulnerability also has the potential to allow
attackers to gain control of another user's screen session. The
ability to exploit is not trivial and requires approximately 2GB
of data to be transferred in order to do so.

Updated packages are available that fix the vulnerability.

Affected versions: 9.0, 9.1, 9.2, Corporate Server 2.1,
Multi Network Firewall 8.2


Solution:
To upgrade automatically use MandrakeUpdate or urpmi. The verification
of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

http://www.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=MDKSA-2003:113
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2003-0972
http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=bugtraq&m=106995837813873&w=2

Risk factor : Critical
Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2003-0972
Bugtraq: 20031127 GNU screen buffer overflow (Google Search)
http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=bugtraq&m=106995837813873&w=2
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2003:113
Debian Security Information: DSA-408 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-408
Conectiva Linux advisory: CLA-2004:809
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/?id=a&anuncio=000809
http://secunia.com/advisories/10539
CopyrightCopyright (c) 2005 E-Soft Inc. http://www.securityspace.com

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