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Home » Hacking News » Caldera - OpenServer: /bin/login and /etc/getty argument buffer overflow

Caldera - OpenServer: /bin/login and /etc/getty argument buffer overflow

by Nikola Strahija on December 15th, 2001 A remotely exploitable buffer overflow exists in /bin/login and /etc/getty. Attackers can exploit this vulnerability to gain root access to the server.


Vulnerable versions: OpenServer with /bin/log version location.

This was a part of a Caldera Security Advisory CSSA-2001-SCO.40.


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