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[GLSA-200409-19] Heimdal: ftpd root escalation

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Heimdal: ftpd root escalation

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200409-19
(Heimdal: ftpd root escalation)


Przemyslaw Frasunek discovered several flaws in lukemftpd, which also apply
to Heimdal ftpd's out-of-band signal handling code.
Additionally, a potential vulnerability that could lead to Denial of
Service by the Key Distribution Center (KDC) has been fixed in this
version.

Impact

A remote attacker could be able to run arbitrary code with escalated
rights, which can result in a total compromise of the server.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://www.pdc.kth.se/heimdal/advisory/2004-09-13/
http://www.frasunek.com/lukemftpd.txt
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-0794


Solution:
All Heimdal users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=app-crypt/heimdal-0.6.3"
# emerge ">=app-crypt/heimdal-0.6.3"


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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