GLSA-200506-24 : Heimdal: Buffer overflow vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 18590


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200506-24 (Heimdal: Buffer overflow vulnerabilities)

It has been reported that the 'getterminaltype' function of Heimdal's telnetd server is vulnerable to buffer overflows.
Impact :

An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code with the permission of the telnetd server program.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All users should upgrade to the latest available version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-crypt/heimdal-0.6.5'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 18590

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200506-24.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/06/29

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

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: 2005/06/29

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/06/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2040

OSVDB: 17449

GLSA: 200506-24