Linux-HA heartbeat package remote buffer overflow

linuxha-heartbeat-bo (10357) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


The heartbeat program is vulnerable to a remotely exploitable buffer overflow. By sending a specially-crafted TCP packet to heartbeat, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system with root privileges.


Gain Access


Upgrade to the latest version of heartbeat ( or later) or (0.4.9e or later), as listed in Linux-HA Security Announcement 14 October, 2002. See References.

For Debian GNU/Linux 3.0:
Upgrade to the latest version of heartbeat ( or later), as listed in DSA 174-1. See References.

For SuSE Linux 8.0:
Upgrade to the latest version of heartbeat ( or later), as listed in SuSE Security Announcement SuSE-SA:2002:037. See References.

For Conectiva Linux:
Upgrade to the latest heartbeat package, as listed below. Refer to Conectiva Linux Announcement CLSA-2002:540 for more information. See References.

Conectiva Linux 8.0: or later

For other distributions:
Contact your vendor for upgrade or patch information.


Platforms Affected:

  • Conectiva Linux 8.0
  • Debian Debian Linux 3.0
  • Linux-HA Heartbeat
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 8.0


Oct 14, 2002

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