Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 / 7.10 : krb5 vulnerabilities (USN-587-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2008-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that krb5 did not correctly handle certain krb4
requests. An unauthenticated remote attacker could exploit this flaw
by sending a specially crafted traffic, which could expose sensitive
information, cause a crash, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2008-0062,

A flaw was discovered in the kadmind service's handling of file
descriptors. An unauthenticated remote attacker could send specially
crafted requests that would cause a crash, resulting in a denial of
service. Only systems with configurations allowing large numbers of
open file descriptors were vulnerable. (CVE-2008-0947).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.8
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 31625 ()

Bugtraq ID: 28302

CVE ID: CVE-2008-0062

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