Debian DSA-2701-1 : krb5 - denial of service

This script is Copyright (C) 2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.

Description :

It was discovered that the kpasswd service running on UDP port 464
could respond to response packets, creating a packet loop and a denial
of service condition.

See also :

http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=708267
http://www.debian.org/security/2013/dsa-2701

Solution :

Upgrade the krb5 packages.

For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed
in version 1.8.3+dfsg-4squeeze7.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.10.1+dfsg-5+deb7u1.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Debian Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 66768 ()

Bugtraq ID: 60008

CVE ID: CVE-2002-2443