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

High Nessus Plugin ID 22283


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


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.


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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 22283

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200608-21.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Published: 2006/08/30

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/08/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-3083, CVE-2006-3084

BID: 19427

GLSA: 200608-21