Security update for telnet
(Last modified: 10JUN2005)
solutions Security update for telnet SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (d186f2c228e08c5865db6bb658b39807)
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM POWER
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0
SUSE LINUX Retail Solution 8
SuSE Linux School Server for i386
SuSE Linux Standard Server 8
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Open Enterprise Server
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
Problem description The telnet client protocol can be abused by a malicious server to read the environment of the client site. The information can be used as preparation for further attacks. This bug can also be exploited by using the
telnet://URL on a web-site and letting the web-browser fork a telnet client. This bug was reported by iDEFENSE [IDEF0865].
Note that this patch changes the behaviour of the telnet client regarding the rule of exported environment variables. Please consult the man page for further details.
rpm -Fvh telnet.rpm
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