RHEL 5 / 6 : krb5 (RHSA-2013:0942)

This script is Copyright (C) 2013-2014 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 5 and 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
moderate 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).

It was found that kadmind's kpasswd service did not perform any
validation on incoming network packets, causing it to reply to all
requests. A remote attacker could use this flaw to send spoofed
packets to a kpasswd service that appear to come from kadmind on a
different server, causing the services to keep replying packets to
each other, consuming network bandwidth and CPU. (CVE-2002-2443)

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 and kadmind daemons will be restarted
automatically.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2002-2443.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-0942.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

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: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 66883 ()

Bugtraq ID: 60008

CVE ID: CVE-2002-2443