openSUSE Security Update : libheimdal (openSUSE-2019-1682)

high Nessus Plugin ID 126437



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This update for libheimdal fixes the following issues :

libheimdal was updated to version 7.7.0 :

+ Bug fixes :

- PKCS#11 hcrypto back-end :

+ initialize the p11_module_load function list

+ verify that not only is a mechanism present but that its mechanism info states that it offers the required encryption, decryption or digest services

- krb5 :

+ Starting with 7.6, Heimdal permitted requesting authenticated anonymous tickets. However, it did not verify that a KDC in fact returned an anonymous ticket when one was requested.

+ Cease setting the KDCOption reaquest_anonymous flag when issuing S4UProxy (constrained delegation) TGS requests.

+ when the Win2K PKINIT compatibility option is set, do not require krbtgt otherName to match when validating KDC certificate.

+ set PKINIT_BTMM flag per Apple implementation

+ use memset_s() instead of memset()

- kdc :

+ When generating KRB5SignedPath in the AS, use the reply client name rather than the one from the request, so validation will work correctly in the TGS.

+ allow checksum of PA-FOR-USER to be HMAC_MD5. Even if TGT used an enctype with a different checksum. Per [MS-SFU] 2.2.1 PA-FOR-USER the checksum is always HMAC_MD5, and that's what Windows and MIT clients send.
In Heimdal both the client and kdc use instead the checksum of the TGT, and therefore work with each other but Windows and MIT clients fail against Heimdal KDC.
Both Windows and MIT KDC would allow any keyed checksum to be used so Heimdal client work fine against it.
Change Heimdal KDC to allow HMAC_MD5 even for non RC4 based TGT in order to support per-spec clients.

+ use memset_s() instead of memset()

+ Detect Heimdal 1.0 through 7.6 clients that issue S4UProxy (constrained delegation) TGS Requests with the request anonymous flag set. These requests will be treated as S4UProxy requests and not anonymous requests.

- HDB :

+ Set SQLite3 backend default page size to 8KB.

+ Add hdb_set_sync() method

- kadmind :

+ disable HDB sync during database load avoiding unnecessary disk i/o.

- ipropd :

+ disable HDB sync during receive_everything. Doing an fsync per-record when receiving the complete HDB is a performance disaster. Among other things, if the HDB is very large, then one slave receving a full HDB can cause other slaves to timeout and, if HDB write activity is high enough to cause iprop log truncation, then also need full syncs, which leads to a cycle of full syncs for all slaves until HDB write activity drops. Allowing the iprop log to be larger helps, but improving receive_everything() performance helps even more.

- kinit :

+ Anonymous PKINIT tickets discard the realm information used to locate the issuing AS. Store the issuing realm in the credentials cache in order to locate a KDC which can renew them.

+ Do not leak the result of krb5_cc_get_config() when determining anonymous PKINIT start realm.

- klist :

+ Show transited-policy-checked, ok-as-delegate and anonymous flags when listing credentials.

- tests :

+ Regenerate certs so that they expire before the 2038 armageddon so the test suite will pass on 32-bit operating systems until the underlying issues can be resolved.

- documentation :

+ rename verify-password to verify-password-quality

+ hprop default mode is encrypt

+ kadmind 'all' permission does not include 'get-keys'

+ verify-password-quality might not be stateless

Version 7.6.0 :

+ Security (#555) :

- CVE-2018-16860 Heimdal KDC: Reject PA-S4U2Self with unkeyed checksum

When the Heimdal KDC checks the checksum that is placed on the S4U2Self packet by the server to protect the requested principal against modification, it does not confirm that the checksum algorithm that protects the user name (principal) in the request is keyed. This allows a man-in-the-middle attacker who can intercept the request to the KDC to modify the packet by replacing the user name (principal) in the request with any desired user name (principal) that exists in the KDC and replace the checksum protecting that name with a CRC32 checksum (which requires no prior knowledge to compute).
This would allow a S4U2Self ticket requested on behalf of user name (principal) [email protected] to any service to be changed to a S4U2Self ticket with a user name (principal) of [email protected] This ticket would then contain the PAC of the modified user name (principal).

- CVE-2019-12098, client-only :

RFC8062 Section 7 requires verification of the PA-PKINIT-KX key exchange when anonymous PKINIT is used.
Failure to do so can permit an active attacker to become a man-in-the-middle.

+ Bug fixes :

- Happy eyeballs: Don't wait for responses from known-unreachable KDCs.

- kdc :

+ check return copy_Realm, copy_PrincipalName, copy_EncryptionKey

- kinit :

+ cleanup temporary ccaches

+ see man page for 'kinit --anonymous' command line syntax change

- kdc :

+ Make anonymous AS-requests more RFC8062-compliant.
Updated expired test certificates

+ Features :

- kuser: support authenticated anonymous AS-REQs in kinit

- kdc: support for anonymous TGS-REQs

- kgetcred support for anonymous service tickets

- Support builds with OpenSSL 1.1.1


Update the affected libheimdal packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 126437

File Name: openSUSE-2019-1682.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/2/2019

Updated: 9/23/2020

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6

Temporal Score: 4.4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libheimdal, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libheimdal-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libheimdal-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libheimdal-devel, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:15.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/1/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/15/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-16860, CVE-2019-12098