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: 1.22

Type: local

Published: 9/14/2007

Updated: 1/6/2021

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:gentoo:linux:mit-krb5, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/11/2007

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/4/2007

Reference Information

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

CWE: 119, 20, 264

TRA: TRA-2007-07

GLSA: 200709-01