Amazon Linux AMI : krb5 (ALAS-2013-208)

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Synopsis :

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description :

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)

See also :

Solution :

Run 'yum update krb5' to update your system.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69766 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2002-2443