Bug 18479 - Format string bug in RH5.2's talkd
Summary: Format string bug in RH5.2's talkd
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: talk
Version: 5.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Phil Knirsch
QA Contact:
Keywords: Security
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-10-05 23:09 UTC by Chris Evans
Modified: 2015-03-05 01:08 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2001-06-22 15:37:18 UTC

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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

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. :)

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