Oracle Linux 7 : krb5 (ELSA-2018-3071)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 118768
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VPR Score: 3.4

Synopsis

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

Description

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2018:3071 :

An 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.

Solution

Update the affected krb5 packages.

See Also

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2018-November/008189.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 118768

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2018-3071.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/7/2018

Updated: 4/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.4

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 4.7

Temporal Score: 4.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:krb5-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:krb5-libs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:krb5-pkinit, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:krb5-server, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:krb5-server-ldap, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:krb5-workstation, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libkadm5, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/OracleLinux, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/6/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/6/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-5729, CVE-2018-5730

RHSA: 2018:3071