CVE-2003-0972

NameCVE-2003-0972
DescriptionInteger signedness error in ansi.c for GNU screen 4.0.1 and earlier, and 3.9.15 and earlier, allows local users to execute arbitrary code via a large number of ";" (semicolon) characters in escape sequences, which leads to a buffer overflow.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-408
NVD severityhigh (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
screen (PTS)wheezy, wheezy (security)4.1.0~20120320gitdb59704-7+deb7u1fixed
jessie (security), jessie4.2.1-3+deb8u1fixed
stretch4.5.0-6fixed
buster, sid4.6.1-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
screensource(unstable)4.0.2-0.1high
screensourcewoody3.9.11-5woody1highDSA-408

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