May 18, 2001

Immunix security advisory for minicom

Author: JT Smith

Posted at LWN.net: zenith parsec found numerous format string bugs in the version
of minicom that is included in all versions of Immunix OS. See
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/181922 for more information on
the exploit. FormatGuard does not stop these bugs because minicom
writes directly to the log files using vsprintf calls.

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