GLSA-200409-09 : MIT krb5: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200409-09
(MIT krb5: Multiple vulnerabilities)

The implementation of the Key Distribution Center (KDC) and the MIT krb5
library contain double-free vulnerabilities, making client programs as well
as application servers vulnerable.
The ASN.1 decoder library is vulnerable to a denial of service attack,
including the KDC.

Impact :

The double-free vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to execute
arbitrary code on a KDC host and hosts running krb524d or vulnerable
services. In the case of a KDC host, this can lead to a compromise of the
entire Kerberos realm. Furthermore, an attacker impersonating a legitimate
KDC or application server can potentially execute arbitrary code on
authenticating clients.
An attacker can cause a denial of service for a KDC or application server
and clients, the latter if impersonating a legitimate KDC or application

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All mit-krb5 users should upgrade to the latest stable version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv '>=app-crypt/mit-krb5-1.3.4'
# emerge '>=app-crypt/mit-krb5-1.3.4'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14666 (gentoo_GLSA-200409-09.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0642