Subject: Re: telnetd exploit?
To: Matt London <>
From: Ed Ravin <>
List: tech-security
Date: 07/23/2001 21:21:17
FreeBSD just released their fixes for this problem:

Matt London writes:
>   I came across this at today, and I don't see
> any posts about it in the archive so far...
> ---[cut]---
>     Within most of the current telnet daemons in use today there exist a buffer
>     overflow in the telnet option handling. Under certain circumstances it may
>     be possible to exploit it to gain root priviledges remotely.