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The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
Updated Kerberos (krb5) packages that correct a buffer overflow bug
are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.
This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.
Kerberos is a networked authentication system that uses a trusted
third party (a KDC) to authenticate clients and servers to each other.
A heap based buffer overflow bug was found in the administration
library of Kerberos 1.3.5 and earlier. This bug could allow an
authenticated remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands on a
realm's master Kerberos KDC. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-1189 to this
All users of krb5 should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported security patches to resolve these issues.
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
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CVE ID: CVE-2004-1189
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