Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : krb5 (MDVSA-2011:077)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

A vulnerability has been found and corrected in krb5 :

The process_chpw_request function in schpw.c in the password-changing
functionality in kadmind in MIT Kerberos 5 (aka krb5) 1.7 through 1.9
frees an invalid pointer, which allows remote attackers to execute
arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (daemon crash) via a
crafted request that triggers an error condition (CVE-2011-0285).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

See also :

http://web.mit.edu/kerberos/advisories/MITKRB5-SA-2011-004.txt

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

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: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 53538 ()

Bugtraq ID: 47310

CVE ID: CVE-2011-0285

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