Debian DSA-1367-1 : krb5 - buffer overflow

critical Nessus Plugin ID 25974


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


It was discovered that a buffer overflow of the RPC library of the MIT Kerberos reference implementation allows the execution of arbitrary code.

The oldstable distribution (sarge) is not affected by this problem.


Upgrade the Kerberos packages.

For the stable distribution (etch) this problem has been fixed in version 1.4.4-7etch3.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 25974

File Name: debian_DSA-1367.nasl

Version: 1.26

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/5/2007

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/4/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-3999

BID: 25534

CWE: 20, 119

DSA: 1367

TRA: TRA-2007-07