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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.59056
Category:Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Title:Ubuntu USN-370-1 (screen)
Summary:Ubuntu USN-370-1 (screen)
Description:
The remote host is missing an update to screen
announced via advisory USN-370-1.

A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:

Ubuntu 5.04
Ubuntu 5.10
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
Ubuntu 6.10

This advisory also applies to the corresponding versions of
Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu.

Details follow:

cstone and Rich Felker discovered a programming error in the UTF8 string
handling code of screen leading to a denial of service. If a crafted
string was displayed within a screen session, screen would crash or
possibly execute arbitrary code.

Solution:
The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the
following package versions:

Ubuntu 5.04:
screen 4.0.2-4.1ubuntu2.5.04

Ubuntu 5.10:
screen 4.0.2-4.1ubuntu2.5.10

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS:
screen 4.0.2-4.1ubuntu5.6.06

Ubuntu 6.10:
screen 4.0.2-4.1ubuntu5.6.10

After a standard system upgrade you need to restart any running screen
sessions to effect the necessary changes.

http://www.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=USN-370-1

Risk factor : Medium
Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2006-4573
http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/screen-users/2006-10/msg00028.html
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2007/May/msg00004.html
Debian Security Information: DSA-1202 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1202
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200611-01.xml
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:191
http://www.openpkg.org/security/advisories/OpenPKG-SA-2006.026-screen.html
http://slackware.com/security/viewer.php?l=slackware-security&y=2006&m=slackware-security.480775
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-370-1
BugTraq ID: 20727
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/20727
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/4189
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/1939
http://secunia.com/advisories/22583
http://secunia.com/advisories/22573
http://secunia.com/advisories/22611
http://secunia.com/advisories/22647
http://secunia.com/advisories/22649
http://secunia.com/advisories/22707
http://secunia.com/advisories/22726
http://secunia.com/advisories/25402
CopyrightCopyright (c) 2007 E-Soft Inc. http://www.securityspace.com

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