GLSA-200701-21 : MIT Kerberos 5: Arbitrary Remote Code Execution

High Nessus Plugin ID 24257


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200701-21 (MIT Kerberos 5: Arbitrary Remote Code Execution)

The Kerberos administration daemon, and possibly other applications using the GSS-API or RPC libraries, could potentially call a function pointer in a freed heap buffer, or attempt to free an uninitialized pointer.
Impact :

A remote attacker may be able to crash an affected application, or potentially execute arbitrary code with root 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-krb5-1.5.2'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 24257

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200701-21.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Published: 2007/01/26

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/01/24

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/01/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-6143, CVE-2006-6144

GLSA: 200701-21