GLSA 200603-14 Heimdal: rshd privilege escalation
Posted on: 03/17/2006 08:22 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Heimdal: rshd privilege escalation. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200603-14
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Heimdal: rshd privilege escalation
Date: March 17, 2006
Bugs: #121839
ID: 200603-14

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Synopsis
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An error in the rshd daemon of Heimdal could allow authenticated users
to elevate privileges.

Background
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Heimdal is a free implementation of Kerberos 5.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 app-crypt/heimdal lt; 0.7.2 gt;= 0.7.2

Description
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An unspecified privilege escalation vulnerability in the rshd server of
Heimdal has been reported.

Impact
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Authenticated users could exploit the vulnerability to escalate
privileges or to change the ownership and content of arbitrary files.

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-0.7.2"

References
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[ 1 ] CAN-2006-0582
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?nameƊN-2006-0582
[ 2 ] Heimdal Advisory 2006-02-06
http://www.pdc.kth.se/heimdal/advisory/2006-02-06/

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-200603-14.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 2006 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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