Our aging base system heimdal

b. f. bf1783 at googlemail.com
Sun Jun 6 16:42:09 UTC 2010

Is anybody planning to update the base system heimdal, which has been
largely untouched since May 2008?  In addition to the many other
bug-fixes and improvements in the current version 1.3.3 (see, for


), there are patches for heimdal vulnerabilities 2010-05-27 and
2010-03-21 (CVE-2010-1321), which are described at:


Others have mentioned that they have problems using our base system
heimdal -- problems that cannot be easily circumvented by rebuilding
WITHOUT_KERBEROS, and using security/krb5 (security/heimdal is badly
outdated), because this leaves various dependent base system utilities
behind, if they are not modified.


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