Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : krb5 (MDKSA-2007:008)

High Nessus Plugin ID 24624


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


A vulnerability in the RPC library in Kerberos 1.4.x and 1.5.x as used in the kadmind administration daemon calls an uninitialized function pointer in freed memory, which could allow a remote attacker to cause a Denial of Service and possibly execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors.

Updated packages are patched to address this issue.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 24624

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2007-008.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/02/18

Modified: 2015/03/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/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, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007

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: 2007/01/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-6143

BID: 21970

CERT: 481564

MDKSA: 2007:008