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: 1.25

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/09/05

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/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: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 Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/09/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-3999

BID: 25534

DSA: 1367

TRA: TRA-2007-07

CWE: 20, 119