HP-UX kermit Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

Kermit is a communications software package available with most implementations of the UNIX Operating System. A problem exists in the kermit software package distributed with HP-UX.

The problem is the result of a buffer overflow in kermit. It is possible to overwrite stack variables and potentially the return address. This problem could allow a user with malicious intent to arbitrarily execute code, and gain elevated privileges with the potential for administrative access.


 

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