This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
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
A remote attacker could be able to run arbitrary code with escalated
privileges, which can result in a total compromise of the server.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
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)
CVE ID: CVE-2004-0794