Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : krb5 (MDKSA-2005:119)

High Nessus Plugin ID 19201


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


A number of vulnerabilities have been corrected in this Kerberos update :

The rcp protocol would allow a server to instruct a client to write to arbitrary files outside of the current directory. The Kerberos-aware rcp could be abused to copy files from a malicious server (CVE-2004-0175).

Gael Delalleau discovered an information disclosure vulnerability in the way some telnet clients handled messages from a server. This could be abused by a malicious telnet server to collect information from the environment of any victim connecting to the server using the Kerberos- aware telnet client (CVE-2005-0488).

Daniel Wachdorf disovered that in error conditions that could occur in response to correctly-formatted client requests, the Kerberos 5 KDC may attempt to free uninitialized memory, which could cause the KDC to crash resulting in a Denial of Service (CVE-2005-1174).

Daniel Wachdorf also discovered a single-byte heap overflow in the krb5_unparse_name() function that could, if successfully exploited, lead to a crash, resulting in a DoS. To trigger this flaw, an attacker would need to have control of a Kerberos realm that shares a cross- realm key with the target (CVE-2005-1175).

Finally, a double-free flaw was discovered in the krb5_recvauth() routine which could be triggered by a remote unauthenticated attacker.
This issue could potentially be exploited to allow for the execution of arbitrary code on a KDC. No exploit is currently known to exist (CVE-2005-1689).

The updated packages have been patched to address this issue and Mandriva urges all users to upgrade to these packages as quickly as possible.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 19201

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2005-119.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.18 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/07/14

Modified: 2016/11/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:ftp-client-krb5, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:ftp-server-krb5, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:krb5-server, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:krb5-workstation, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64krb51, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64krb51-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64krb53, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64krb53-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libkrb51, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libkrb51-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libkrb53, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libkrb53-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:telnet-client-krb5, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:telnet-server-krb5, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.1, x-cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:le2005

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/07/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0175, CVE-2005-0488, CVE-2005-1174, CVE-2005-1175, CVE-2005-1689

CERT: 259798, 623332, 885830

MDKSA: 2005:119

CWE: 22, 119