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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.51331
Category:Conectiva Local Security Checks
Title:Conectiva Security Advisory CLA-2004:809
Summary:Conectiva Security Advisory CLA-2004:809
Description:
The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory CLA-2004:809.

Screen[1] is a program which allows the use of several sessions
inside a single terminal.

Timo Sirainen reported[2] a buffer overflow vulnerability[3] in the
screen package which could be exploited by an attacker who is able to
send about 2Gb of data to the user's screen session.

Additionally, a fix for a potential problem with window sizes has
been incorporated in these updated packages.

Please note that screen is not installed setuid/setgid.


Solution:
The apt tool can be used to perform RPM package upgrades
by running 'apt-get update' followed by 'apt-get upgrade'

http://www.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=CLA-2004:809
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/index.php?id=a&anuncio=002004

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
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