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Security update for heimdal


(Last modified: 21FEB2006)

solutions Security update for heimdal SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (f1e0fa19e4bd47f5f481fa6abb284ed4)

Applies to

Package: heimdal
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
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-10883
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).
  • And 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 heimdal-devel.rpm heimdal-lib.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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