GLSA-200409-19 : Heimdal: ftpd root escalation

medium Nessus Plugin ID 14745


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


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 version.
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.


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'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 14745

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200409-19.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Published: 9/16/2004

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.8


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.1

Vector: AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:heimdal, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 9/16/2004

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0794

GLSA: 200409-19