GLSA-200409-19 : Heimdal: ftpd root escalation

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200409-19
(Heimdal: ftpd root escalation)

Przemyslaw Frasunek discovered several flaws in lukemftpd, which also apply
to Heimdal ftpd's out-of-band signal handling code.
Additionally, a potential vulnerability that could lead to Denial of
Service by the Key Distribution Center (KDC) has been fixed in this

Impact :

A remote attacker could be able to run arbitrary code with escalated
privileges, which can result in a total compromise of the server.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All Heimdal users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv '>=app-crypt/heimdal-0.6.3'
# emerge '>=app-crypt/heimdal-0.6.3'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14745 (gentoo_GLSA-200409-19.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0794