Fedora Core 3 : krb5-1.3.6-2 (2004-564)

High Nessus Plugin ID 16029


The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.


A heap based buffer overflow bug was found in the administration library of Kerberos 1.3.5 and earlier. This overflow in the password history handling code could allow an authenticated remote attacker to execute commands on a realm's master Kerberos KDC. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-1189 to this issue.

Additionally a temporary file bug was found in the Kerberos krb5-send-pr command. It is possible that an attacker could create a specially crafted temporary file that could allow an arbitrary file to be overwritten which the victim has write access to. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-0971 to this issue.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 16029

File Name: fedora_2004-564.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2004/12/23

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:krb5-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:krb5-devel, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:krb5-libs, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:krb5-server, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:krb5-workstation, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora_core:3

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

Patch Publication Date: 2004/12/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-1189

FEDORA: 2004-564