GLSA-200504-28 : Heimdal: Buffer overflow vulnerabilities

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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-200504-28
(Heimdal: Buffer overflow vulnerabilities)

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

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All Heimdal users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-crypt/heimdal-0.6.4'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18159 (gentoo_GLSA-200504-28.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0468