FreeBSD : krb5 -- double-free vulnerabilities (86a98b57-fb8e-11d8-9343-000a95bc6fae)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.

Description :

An advisory published by the MIT Kerberos team says :

The MIT Kerberos 5 implementation's Key Distribution Center (KDC)
program contains a double-free vulnerability that potentially allows a
remote attacker to execute arbitrary code. Compromise of a KDC host
compromises the security of the entire authentication realm served by
the KDC. Additionally, double-free vulnerabilities exist in MIT
Kerberos 5 library code, making client programs and application
servers vulnerable.

Double-free vulnerabilities of this type are not believed to be
exploitable for code execution on FreeBSD systems. However, the
potential for other ill effects may exist.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 37617 (freebsd_pkg_86a98b57fb8e11d89343000a95bc6fae.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0642

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