Scientific Linux Security Update : krb5 on SL3.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

David Coffey discovered an uninitialized pointer free flaw in the RPC
library used by kadmind. A remote unauthenticated attacker who can
access kadmind could trigger this flaw and cause kadmind to crash or
potentially execute arbitrary code as root. (CVE-2007-2442)

David Coffey also discovered an overflow flaw in the RPC library used
by kadmind. On Scientific Linux, exploitation of this flaw is limited
to a denial of service. A remote unauthenticated attacker who can
access kadmind could trigger this flaw and cause kadmind to crash.
(CVE-2007-2443)

A stack-based buffer overflow flaw was found in kadmind. An
authenticated attacker who can access kadmind could trigger this flaw
and potentially execute arbitrary code on the Kerberos server.
(CVE-2007-2798)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?b2bc8ad4

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60218 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-2442
CVE-2007-2443
CVE-2007-2798