Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 : krb5 vulnerability (USN-408-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2007-2015 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

The server-side portion of Kerberos' RPC library had a memory
management flaw which allowed users of that library to call a function
pointer located in unallocated memory. By doing specially crafted
calls to the kadmind server, a remote attacker could exploit this to
execute arbitrary code with root privileges on the target computer.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27996 ()

Bugtraq ID: 21970

CVE ID: CVE-2006-6143