Red Hat Security Advisory: Denial of service attack in in.telnetd
Aug 22, 1999, 18:42 (2 Talkback[s])
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"in.telnetd attempts to negotiate a compatible terminal type
between the local and remote host. By setting the TERM environment
variable before connecting, a remote user could cause the system
telnetd to open files it should not. Depending on the TERM setting
used, this could lead to denial of service attacks."
Affects Red Hat 6.0 on all architectures.