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Security update for heimdal


(Last modified: 12APR2005)

solutions Security update for heimdal SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (64c29e56970f2633ff2ac802beb243d1)

Applies to

Package: heimdal
Product(s): SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0
Patch: patch-9994
Release: 20050412
Obsoletes: none


Everyone using the telnet client of the heimdal package should update.



Problem description

This update fixes several vulnerabilities in the telnet client.
  • CAN-2005-0469: A buffer overflow in the LINEMODE suboption command SLC can be exploited by a malicious server to execute arbitrary code on the client site with the privileges of the user running telnet.
  • CAN-2005-0468: Another buffer overflow can be exploited remotely via a malicious server by sending environment variables to the client. The result of this bug is arbitrary code execution too. Note that this bug can also be exploited by clicking on a URL link that uses telnet:// as protocol and points to a server controlled by an attacker.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh heimdal.rpm heimdal-lib.rpm

links to download packages

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Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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