GLSA-200709-01 : MIT Kerberos 5: Multiple vulnerabilities

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 26041


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200709-01 (MIT Kerberos 5: Multiple vulnerabilities)

A stack-based buffer overflow (CVE-2007-3999) has been reported in svcauth_gss_validate() of the RPC library of kadmind. Another vulnerability (CVE-2007-4000) has been found in kadm5_modify_policy_internal(), which does not check the return values of krb5_db_get_policy() correctly.
Impact :

The RPC related vulnerability can be exploited by a remote unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code with root privileges on the host running kadmind. The second vulnerability requires the remote attacker to be authenticated and to have 'modify policy' privileges. It could then also allow for the remote execution of arbitrary code.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All MIT Kerberos 5 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-crypt/mit-krb5-1.5.3-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 26041

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200709-01.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.19 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/09/14

Modified: 2016/11/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:mit-krb5, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/09/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/09/04

Reference Information

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

OSVDB: 37324, 37325, 37332

GLSA: 200709-01

TRA: TRA-2007-07

CWE: 20, 119, 264