Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : krb5 (MDKSA-2004:056-1)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

Multiple buffer overflows exist in the krb5_aname_to_localname()
library function that if exploited could lead to unauthorized root
privileges. In order to exploit this flaw, an attacker must first
successfully authenticate to a vulnerable service, which must be
configured to enable the explicit mapping or rules-based mapping
functionality of krb5_aname_to_localname, which is not a default

Mandrakesoft encourages all users to upgrade to these patched krb5

Update :

The original patch provided contained a bug where rule-based entries
on systems without HAVE_REGCOMP would not work. These updated packages
provide the second patch provided by Kerberos development team which
fixes that behaviour.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14155 (mandrake_MDKSA-2004-056.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0523

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