TITLE: Heimdal rshd Server Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
SECUNIA ADVISORY ID: SA18733
VERIFY ADVISORY: http://secunia.com/advisories/18733/
CRITICAL: Less critical
IMPACT: Privilege escalation
WHERE: Local system
SOFTWARE: Heimdal 0.6.x http://secunia.com/product/3299/ Heimdal 0.7.x http://secunia.com/product/7707/
DESCRIPTION: A vulnerability has been reported in Heimdal, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges.
The vulnerability is caused due to an unspecified error in the rshd server when storing forwarded credentials. This can be exploited to overwrite a file with its credential cache and get ownership of the file.
SOLUTION: Update to version 0.7.2 or 0.6.6.
PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY: Reported by vendor.
ORIGINAL ADVISORY: http://www.pdc.kth.se/heimdal/advisory/2006-02-06/
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