MS05-042: Vulnerability in Kerberos Could Allow Denial of Service, Information Disclosure and Spoofing (899587)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 19405


It is possible to crash the remote service or disclose information.


The remote host contains a version of the Kerberos protocol that contains multiple security flaws that could allow an attacker to crash the remote service (AD), disclose information or spoof a session.

An attacker would need valid credentials to exploit these flaws.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2000, XP and 2003.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 19405

File Name: smb_nt_ms05-042.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.32 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2005/08/09

Modified: 2017/08/09

Dependencies: 13855, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2005/08/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/08/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1981, CVE-2005-1982

BID: 14519, 14520

OSVDB: 18608, 18609

MSFT: MS05-042

CERT: 477341, 610133

MSKB: 899587