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.