GLSA-200506-24 : Heimdal: Buffer overflow vulnerabilities
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 18590
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code with the permission of the telnetd server program.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll users should upgrade to the latest available version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-crypt/heimdal-0.6.5'