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[GLSA-200504-28] Heimdal: Buffer overflow vulnerabilities Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Heimdal: Buffer overflow vulnerabilities
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200504-28
(Heimdal: Buffer overflow vulnerabilities)
Buffer overflow vulnerabilities in the slc_add_reply() and
env_opt_add() functions have been discovered by Gael Delalleau in the
telnet client in Heimdal.
Successful exploitation would require a vulnerable user to connect
to a possible hacker-controlled host using the telnet client, potentially
executing arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running the
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Heimdal users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-crypt/heimdal-0.6.4"
Threat Level: Medium
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