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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2007-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2016 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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27996 ()

Bugtraq ID: 21970

CVE ID: CVE-2006-6143