Debian Security Advisory
minicom -- buffer overflows in minicom if suid
- Date Reported:
- 01 Sep 1998
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- No other external database security references currently available.
- More information:
Recent messages on a computer security forum have again reported that there
are buffer overflows in minicom. These can lead into root exploits if the
program is installed setuid root.
Debian GNU/Linux 2.0 is not vulnerable to this exploit.
The program minicom as shipped with the distribution is not installed setuid root. This is not needed on a Debian GNU/Linux system.