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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 19405

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VPR Score: 5


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: 1.34

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2005/08/09

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 13855, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 5

CVSS v2.0

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

MSFT: MS05-042

CERT: 477341, 610133

MSKB: 899587