Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : krb5 (MDKSA-2007:174-1)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 26006


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


A stack-based buffer overflow vulnerability was discovered in the RPC library used by Kerberos' kadmind program by Tenable Network Security.
A remote unauthenticated user who could access kadmind would be able to trigger the flaw and cause it to crash (CVE-2007-3999). This issue is only applicable to Kerberos 1.4 and higher.

Garrett Wollman found an uninitialized pointer vulnerability in kadmind which a remote unauthenticated attacker able to access kadmind could exploit to cause kadmind to crash (CVE-2007-4000). This issue is only applicable to Kerberos 1.5 and higher.

Update :

The MIT Kerberos Team found a problem with the originally published patch for CVE-2007-3999. A remote unauthenticated attacker able to access kadmind could trigger this flaw and cause kadmind to crash.

Updated packages have been patched to prevent these issues.


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 26006

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2007-174.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.23 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/09/07

Modified: 2016/11/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/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:2007, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007.1

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: 2007/09/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-3999, CVE-2007-4000, CVE-2007-4743

BID: 25534

TRA: TRA-2007-07

MDKSA: 2007:174-1

CWE: 20, 119, 264