RHEL 6 : krb5 (RHSA-2011:0356)

This script is Copyright (C) 2011-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated krb5 packages that fix one security issue are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System
(CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is
available from the CVE link in the References section.

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). The Public Key
Cryptography for Initial Authentication in Kerberos (PKINIT)
capability provides support for using public-key authentication with

A double-free flaw was found in the way the MIT Kerberos KDC handled
initial authentication requests (AS-REQ), when the KDC was configured
to provide the PKINIT capability. A remote attacker could use this
flaw to cause the KDC daemon to abort by using a specially crafted
AS-REQ request. (CVE-2011-0284)

All krb5 users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing the updated
packages, the krb5kdc daemon will be restarted automatically.

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.6
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 52700 ()

Bugtraq ID: 46881

CVE ID: CVE-2011-0284

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