RHEL 7 : krb5 (RHSA-2018:3071)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 118523
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionAn update for krb5 is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.
Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Low. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link (s) in the References section.
Kerberos is a network authentication system, which can improve the security of your network by eliminating the insecure practice of sending passwords over the network in unencrypted form. It allows clients and servers to authenticate to each other with the help of a trusted third party, the Kerberos key distribution center (KDC).
Security Fix(es) :
* krb5: null dereference in kadmind or DN container check bypass by supplying special crafted data (CVE-2018-5729)
* krb5: DN container check bypass by supplying special crafted data (CVE-2018-5730)
For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS score, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in the References section.
Additional Changes :
For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6 Release Notes linked from the References section.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.