GLSA-200608-15 : MIT Kerberos 5: Multiple local privilege escalation vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 22214


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200608-15 (MIT Kerberos 5: Multiple local privilege escalation vulnerabilities)

Unchecked calls to setuid() in krshd and v4rcp, as well as unchecked calls to seteuid() in kftpd and in ksu, have been found in the MIT Kerberos 5 program suite and may lead to a local root privilege escalation.
Impact :

A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All MIT Kerberos 5 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-crypt/mit-krb5-1.4.3-r3'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 22214

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200608-15.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Published: 2006/08/14

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:mit-krb5, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/08/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/08/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-3083, CVE-2006-3084

BID: 19427

GLSA: 200608-15