Debian DSA-1276-1 : krb5 - several vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 25010
New! Vulnerability Priority Rating (VPR)

Tenable calculates a dynamic VPR for every vulnerability. VPR combines vulnerability information with threat intelligence and machine learning algorithms to predict which vulnerabilities are most likely to be exploited in attacks. Read more about what VPR is and how it is different from CVSS.

VPR Score: 7.4


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Several remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in the MIT reference implementation of the Kerberos network authentication protocol suite, which may lead to the execution of arbitrary code. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems :

- CVE-2007-0956 It was discovered that the krb5 telnet daemon performs insufficient validation of usernames, which might allow unauthorized logins or privilege escalation.

- CVE-2007-0957 iDefense discovered that a buffer overflow in the logging code of the KDC and the administration daemon might lead to arbitrary code execution.

- CVE-2007-1216 It was discovered that a double free in the RPCSEC_GSS part of the GSS library code might lead to arbitrary code execution.


Upgrade the Kerberos packages.

For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in version 1.3.6-2sarge4.

For the upcoming stable distribution (etch) these problems have been fixed in version 1.4.4-7etch1.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 25010

File Name: debian_DSA-1276.nasl

Version: 1.22

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/10/2007

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 7.4

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:krb5, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.1, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:4.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/3/2007

Exploitable With

CANVAS (D2ExploitPack)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-0956, CVE-2007-0957, CVE-2007-1216

DSA: 1276

CWE: 119