Fedora 8 : krb5-1.6.2-14.fc8 (2008-2647)

This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description :

This update incorporates fixes included in MITKRB5-SA-2008-001 (use of
uninitialized pointer / double-free in the KDC when v4 compatibility
is enabled) and MITKRB5-SA-2008-002 (incorrect handling of
high-numbered descriptors in the RPC library). This update also
incorporates less-critical fixes for a double- free (CVE-2007-5971)
and an incorrect attempt to free non-heap memory (CVE-2007-5901) in
the GSSAPI library. This update also fixes an incorrect calculation of
the length of the absolute path name of a file when the relative path
is known and the library needs to look up which SELinux label to apply
to the file.

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

See also :

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=415321
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=415351
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=432620
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=432621
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=433596
http://www.nessus.org/u?0bf78340

Solution :

Update the affected krb5 package.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 31670 (fedora_2008-2647.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 26750
28302
28303

CVE ID: CVE-2007-5901
CVE-2007-5971
CVE-2008-0062
CVE-2008-0063
CVE-2008-0947

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