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Security update for package screen


(Last modified: 09DEC2003)

solutions Security update for package screen SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (799b96fb0a10d546ed9a23f9c9cbf765)

Applies to

Package: screen
Product(s): SUSE LINUX Retail Solution 8

Release: 20031209
Obsoletes: none


This patch should be installed by everyone using screen.




This update fixes two buffer overflows. One can be exploited locally to gain higher privileges if the binary is installed setuid/setgid. The other buffer overflow can be triggered remotely by sendung about 2 GB of data to a screen session. Please note that starting with SLES8 screen is not installed setuid/setgid any longer.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh screen.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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