GLSA-200704-02 : MIT Kerberos 5: Arbitrary remote code execution

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200704-02
(MIT Kerberos 5: Arbitrary remote code execution)

The Kerberos telnet daemon fails to properly handle usernames allowing
unauthorized access to any account (CVE-2007-0956). The Kerberos
administration daemon, the KDC and possibly other applications using
the MIT Kerberos libraries are vulnerable to the following issues. The
krb5_klog_syslog function from the kadm5 library fails to properly
validate input leading to a stack overflow (CVE-2007-0957). The GSS-API
library is vulnerable to a double-free attack (CVE-2007-1216).

Impact :

By exploiting the telnet vulnerability a remote attacker may obtain
access with root privileges. The remaining vulnerabilities may allow an
authenticated remote attacker to execute arbitrary code with root

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All MIT Kerberos 5 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-crypt/mit-krb5-1.5.2-r1'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.0
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 24935 (gentoo_GLSA-200704-02.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-0956

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