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Red Hat Security Advisory: Denial of service attack in in.telnetd

Aug 22, 1999, 18:42 (2 Talkback[s])

"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.

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