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Security update for heimdal

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(Last modified: 12DEC2007)


solutions Security update for heimdal SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (f61794701df3f762046f48a83269b763)

Applies to

Package: heimdal
heimdal-devel
heimdal-lib
heimdal-tools
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
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
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Novell Linux POS 9
Open Enterprise Server
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
Patch: patch-12015
Release: 20071212
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone using heimdal should install this update.

Contraindications

None.

Description

This update fixes a software bug due to calling free(3) on an uninitialized pointer. The bug can be triggered remotely, the impact is currently unknown. (CVE-2007-5939)

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

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

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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