GLSA-200504-28 : Heimdal: Buffer overflow vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 18159


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


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 application.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 18159

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200504-28.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/04/29

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/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: 2005/04/28

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/03/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0468, CVE-2005-0469

OSVDB: 15093, 15094

GLSA: 200504-28