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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Telnet Vendors:   Sun
Solaris in.telnetd Grants Access to Remote Users
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017625
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-0882   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Mar 1 2007
Original Entry Date:  Feb 12 2007
Impact:   User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Sun Solaris in the telnet daemon. A remote user can bypass authentication and gain access to the target system.

A remote user can invoke telnet and set their username to '-f<username>' to gain remote access to the specified username account on the target system.

On February 28, 2007, Sun reported that at least one worm is known to be actively exploiting this vulnerability.

Kingcope discovered this vulnerability.

The original advisory is available at:

Impact:   A remote user can gain access to the target system.
Solution:   SPARC Platform

* Solaris 10 with patch 120068-02 or later

x86 Platform

* Solaris 10 with patch 120069-02 or later

The Sun advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Authentication error, State error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (Solaris - SunOS)

Message History:   None.

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Subject:  [Full-disclosure]

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Alla phantasomouna,
Nomisa pos magapouses,
Kai geliomouna.
Alla pisteua gia sena,
Alla phantasomouna,
Nomisa pos magapouses,

Kai geliomouna."

G0 f3tch y0ur Sol10 r00tkitz :)


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