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Gentoo: Heimdal Buffer overflow vulnerabilities Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo Buffer overflow vulnerabilities have been found in the telnet client in Heimdal which could lead to execution of arbitrary code.
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200504-28
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: Heimdal: Buffer overflow vulnerabilities
      Date: April 28, 2005
      Bugs: #89861
        ID: 200504-28

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Synopsis
========

Buffer overflow vulnerabilities have been found in the telnet client in
Heimdal which could lead to execution of arbitrary code.

Background
==========

Heimdal is a free implementation of Kerberos 5 that includes a telnet
client program.

Affected packages
=================

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package            /  Vulnerable  /                    Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  app-crypt/heimdal       < 0.6.4                          >= 0.6.4

Description
===========

Buffer overflow vulnerabilities in the slc_add_reply() and
env_opt_add() functions have been discovered by Gael Delalleau in the
telnet client in Heimdal.

Impact
======

Successful exploitation would require a vulnerable user to connect to
an attacker-controlled host using the telnet client, potentially
executing arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running the
application.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All Heimdal users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-crypt/heimdal-0.6.4"

References
==========

  [ 1 ] CAN-2005-0468
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0468
  [ 2 ] CAN-2005-0469
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0469

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200504-28.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0
 
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