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[GLSA-200608-21] Heimdal: Multiple local privilege escalation vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Heimdal: Multiple local privilege escalation vulnerabilities

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200608-21
(Heimdal: Multiple local privilege escalation vulnerabilities)


The ftpd and rcp applications provided by Heimdal fail to check the
return value of calls to seteuid().

Impact

A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary
code with elevated rights.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://www.pdc.kth.se/heimdal/advisory/2006-08-08/
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-3083
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-3084


Solution:
All Heimdal users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-crypt/heimdal-0.7.2-r3"


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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