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Vulnerability Assessment Details
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
A remote attacker could be able to run arbitrary code with escalated
rights, which can result in a total compromise of the server.
There is no known workaround at this time.
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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