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Bug 18479 - Format string bug in RH5.2's talkd
Format string bug in RH5.2's talkd
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: talk (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Phil Knirsch
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Reported: 2000-10-05 19:09 EDT by Chris Evans
Modified: 2015-03-04 20:08 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-06-22 11:37:18 EDT
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Description Chris Evans 2000-10-05 19:09:52 EDT
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
Comment 1 Phil Knirsch 2001-08-23 05:58:21 EDT
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. :)

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