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

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


Synopsis :

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

Description :

An input validation flaw was found in the ASN.1 (Abstract Syntax
Notation One) decoder used by MIT Kerberos. A remote attacker could
use this flaw to crash a network service using the MIT Kerberos
library, such as kadmind or krb5kdc, by causing it to dereference or
free an uninitialized pointer or, possibly, execute arbitrary code
with the privileges of the user running the service. (CVE-2009-0846)

All running services using the MIT Kerberos libraries must be
restarted for the update to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?ab62d9b6

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: 60563 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0846