Merry Christmas from the FreeBSD Security Team

Tim Zingelman zingelman at
Fri Dec 23 17:25:00 UTC 2011

On Fri, 23 Dec 2011, FreeBSD Security Officer wrote:

> Unfortunately my hand was forced: One of the issues (FreeBSD-SA-11:08.telnetd)
> is a remote root vulnerability which is being actively exploited in the wild;
> bugs really don't come any worse than this.  On the positive side, most people
> have moved past telnet and on to SSH by now; but this is still not an issue we
> could postpone until a more convenient time.

Is there any reason this does would not apply to telnetd from most other 
vendors?  In particular MIT Kerberos & heimdal?


  - Tim

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