Scientific Linux Security Update : krb5 on SL5.x i386/x86_64

This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Tenable Network Security discovered a stack-based buffer overflow 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. On Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 it is not possible to exploit
this flaw to run arbitrary code as the overflow is blocked by
FORTIFY_SOURCE. (CVE-2007-3999)

Garrett Wollman discovered an uninitialized pointer flaw in kadmind. A
remote unauthenticated attacker who can access kadmind could trigger
this flaw and cause kadmind to crash. (CVE-2007-4000)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?8d78f588

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60248 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-3999
CVE-2007-4000