GLSA-200608-21 : Heimdal: Multiple local privilege escalation vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200608-21
(Heimdal: Multiple local privilege escalation vulnerabilities)

The ftpd and rcp applications provided by Heimdal fail to check the
return value of calls to seteuid().

Impact :

A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary
code with elevated privileges.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.pdc.kth.se/heimdal/advisory/2006-08-08/
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200608-21.xml

Solution :

All Heimdal users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-crypt/heimdal-0.7.2-r3'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.3
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 22283 (gentoo_GLSA-200608-21.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 19427

CVE ID: CVE-2006-3083
CVE-2006-3084