Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 / 9.10 : krb5 vulnerability (USN-881-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that Kerberos did not correctly handle invalid AES
blocks. An unauthenticated remote attacker could send specially
crafted traffic that would crash the KDC service, leading to a denial
of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code with root privileges.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 43874 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-4212