Bug 18479

Summary: Format string bug in RH5.2's talkd
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Chris Evans <chris>
Component: talkAssignee: Phil Knirsch <pknirsch>
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Version: 5.2CC: rvokal
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Description Chris Evans 2000-10-05 23:09:52 UTC
NOTE!! Does _not_ affect RH6.0 or newer because of a netkit source change
Just a bug FYI, in case you're still supporting 5.2

See bogus use of fprintf() in announce.c: print_mesg(). "%s" is missing.
May be remotely exploitable.
If I had a RH5.2 machine I'd reseach this but.... :-)

See Bugtraq post here for someone who spotted this change in the OpenBSD
tree:
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/137482

Comment 1 Phil Knirsch 2001-08-23 09:58:21 UTC
Thanks for reporting, but 5.2 is now out of the supported systems.

Read ya, Phil

PS: I just took over our internal ownership of this package, so i can't tell you
why there hasn't been done a fix earlier. :)