Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : krb5 (MDKSA-2006:139)

This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

A flaw was discovered in some bundled Kerberos-aware packages that
would fail to check the results of the setuid() call. This call can
fail in some circumstances on the Linux 2.6 kernel if certain user
limits are reached, which could be abused by a local attacker to get
the applications to continue to run as root, possibly leading to an
elevation of privilege.

Updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.3
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 23888 (mandrake_MDKSA-2006-139.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 19427

CVE ID: CVE-2006-3083

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