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Security update for heimdal

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(Last modified: 31AUG2006)


solutions Security update for heimdal SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (e3c67c99840a7711f655980bd9ccc7fc)

Applies to

Package: heimdal
heimdal-devel
heimdal-tools
heimdal-lib
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM POWER
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Novell Linux POS 9
Open Enterprise Server
Patch: patch-11192
Release: 20060831
Obsoletes: 7a1bd2904b1dafed2c6c5e32debc62d9
f1e0fa19e4bd47f5f481fa6abb284ed4
81559ae63dd8e9a27389afc6562f871a
c3eba5032aa49dac64765a0316cf948a

Indications

Install this update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

This update fixes a security problem in heimdal tools, if installed setuid.
Missing setuid return checking might be used by local users to escalate their privileges to root.

Solution

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-devel.rpm heimdal-tools.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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