Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 / 7.10 : krb5 vulnerabilities (USN-587-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2008-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that krb5 did not correctly handle certain krb4
requests. An unauthenticated remote attacker could exploit this flaw
by sending a specially crafted traffic, which could expose sensitive
information, cause a crash, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2008-0062,

A flaw was discovered in the kadmind service's handling of file
descriptors. An unauthenticated remote attacker could send specially
crafted requests that would cause a crash, resulting in a denial of
service. Only systems with configurations allowing large numbers of
open file descriptors were vulnerable. (CVE-2008-0947).

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.8
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 31625 ()

Bugtraq ID: 28302

CVE ID: CVE-2008-0062