NewStart CGSL MAIN 6.02 : krb5 Vulnerability (NS-SA-2022-0057)

high Nessus Plugin ID 160870


The remote NewStart CGSL host is affected by a vulnerability.


The remote NewStart CGSL host, running version MAIN 6.02, has krb5 packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability:

- MIT Kerberos 5 (aka krb5) before 1.17.2 and 1.18.x before 1.18.3 allows unbounded recursion via an ASN.1-encoded Kerberos message because the lib/krb5/asn.1/asn1_encode.c support for BER indefinite lengths lacks a recursion limit. (CVE-2020-28196)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade the vulnerable CGSL krb5 packages. Note that updated packages may not be available yet. Please contact ZTE for more information.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 160870

File Name: newstart_cgsl_NS-SA-2022-0057_krb5.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Published: 5/10/2022

Updated: 10/27/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-28196


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:zte:cgsl_main:krb5-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:zte:cgsl_main:krb5-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:zte:cgsl_main:krb5-devel, p-cpe:/a:zte:cgsl_main:krb5-devel-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:zte:cgsl_main:krb5-libs, p-cpe:/a:zte:cgsl_main:krb5-libs-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:zte:cgsl_main:krb5-pkinit, p-cpe:/a:zte:cgsl_main:krb5-pkinit-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:zte:cgsl_main:krb5-server, p-cpe:/a:zte:cgsl_main:krb5-server-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:zte:cgsl_main:krb5-server-ldap, p-cpe:/a:zte:cgsl_main:krb5-server-ldap-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:zte:cgsl_main:krb5-workstation, p-cpe:/a:zte:cgsl_main:krb5-workstation-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:zte:cgsl_main:libkadm5, p-cpe:/a:zte:cgsl_main:libkadm5-debuginfo, cpe:/o:zte:cgsl_main:6

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/8/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/5/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-28196