Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : krb5 (MDKSA-2006:139)

High Nessus Plugin ID 23888


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


A 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.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 23888

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2006-139.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/12/16

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


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: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:lib64krb53, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64krb53-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:mandriva:linux:2006

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/08/09

Reference Information

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

BID: 19427

MDKSA: 2006:139