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[GLSA-200506-24] 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-200506-24
(Heimdal: Buffer overflow vulnerabilities)
It has been reported that the "getterminaltype" function of
Heimdal's telnetd server is vulnerable to buffer overflows.
A possible hacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary
code with the permission of the telnetd server program.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All users should upgrade to the latest available version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-crypt/heimdal-0.6.5"
Threat Level: High
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