RHEL 4 : krb5 (RHSA-2009:0409)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated krb5 packages that fix a security issue are now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

Kerberos is a network authentication system which allows clients and
servers to authenticate to each other using symmetric encryption and a
trusted third party, the Key Distribution Center (KDC).

An input validation flaw was found in the ASN.1 (Abstract Syntax
Notation One) decoder used by MIT Kerberos. A remote attacker could
use this flaw to crash a network service using the MIT Kerberos
library, such as kadmind or krb5kdc, by causing it to dereference or
free an uninitialized pointer. (CVE-2009-0846)

All krb5 users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
a backported patch to correct this issue. All running services using
the MIT Kerberos libraries must be restarted for the update to take

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36113 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0844