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    Debian: DSA-2372-1: heimdal security update

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    It was discovered that the Kerberos support for telnetd contains a pre-authentication buffer overflow, which may enable remote attackers who can connect to the Telnet to execute arbitrary code with root privileges.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2372-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                            Florian Weimer
    December 25, 2011                      https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : heimdal
    Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2011-4862
    
    It was discovered that the Kerberos support for telnetd contains a
    pre-authentication buffer overflow, which may enable remote attackers
    who can connect to the Telnet to execute arbitrary code with root
    privileges.
    
    For the oldstable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.2.dfsg.1-2.1+lenny1.
    
    For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.4.0~git20100726.dfsg.1-2+squeeze1.
    
    For the testing distribution (wheezy) and the unstable distribution
    (sid), this problem will be fixed soon.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your heimdal packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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