Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : libpam-krb5 vulnerabilities (USN-719-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

It was discovered that pam_krb5 parsed environment variables when run
with setuid applications. A local attacker could exploit this flaw to
bypass authentication checks and gain root privileges. (CVE-2009-0360)

Derek Chan discovered that pam_krb5 incorrectly handled refreshing
existing credentials when used with setuid applications. A local
attacker could exploit this to create or overwrite arbitrary files,
and possibly gain root privileges. (CVE-2009-0361).

Solution :

Update the affected libpam-krb5 package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36218 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0360
CVE-2009-0361