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Security update for heimdal


(Last modified: 21FEB2006)

solutions Security update for heimdal SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (e3602ff9b11cc8f4a33fff923a591a18)

Applies to

Package: heimdal
Product(s): SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0
SUSE LINUX Retail Solution 8
SuSE Linux School Server for i386
SuSE Linux Standard Server 8
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
Patch: patch-10882
Release: 20060221
Obsoletes: none


Everyone using heimdal.



Problem description

This update fixes two bugs:
  • A bug in the rsh daemon allows an authenticated malicious user to gain ownership of other users files (CVE-2006-0582).
  • Another bug in the telnet server which can be used to crash the server before authentication happens. It is even a denial-of-service attack when the telnetd is started via inetd because inetd stops forking the daemon when it forks too fast (CVE-2006-0677).


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

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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