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[GLSA-200506-24] Heimdal: Buffer overflow vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Heimdal: Buffer overflow vulnerabilities

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200506-24
(Heimdal: Buffer overflow vulnerabilities)


It has been reported that the "getterminaltype" function of
Heimdal's telnetd server is vulnerable to buffer overflows.

Impact

A possible hacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary
code with the permission of the telnetd server program.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-2040
http://www.pdc.kth.se/heimdal/advisory/2005-06-20/


Solution:
All users should upgrade to the latest available version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-crypt/heimdal-0.6.5"


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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