Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : krb5 (MDKSA-2006:139)
High Nessus Plugin ID 23888
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA flaw was discovered in some bundled Kerberos-aware packages that would fail to check the results of the setuid() call. This call can fail in some circumstances on the Linux 2.6 kernel if certain user limits are reached, which could be abused by a local attacker to get the applications to continue to run as root, possibly leading to an elevation of privilege.
Updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.