GLSA 200504-28: Heimdal: Buffer overflow vulnerabilities
Posted on: 04/28/2005 04:23 PM

A Heimdal update has been released for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200504-28
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Heimdal: Buffer overflow vulnerabilities
Date: April 28, 2005
Bugs: #89861
ID: 200504-28

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Synopsis
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Buffer overflow vulnerabilities have been found in the telnet client in Heimdal which could lead to execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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Heimdal is a free implementation of Kerberos 5 that includes a telnet client program.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 app-crypt/heimdal lt; 0.6.4 gt;= 0.6.4

Description
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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
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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
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Heimdal users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=app-crypt/heimdal-0.6.4"

References
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[ 1 ] CAN-2005-0468
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0468
[ 2 ] CAN-2005-0469
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0469

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200504-28.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0


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