Debian DSA-1387-1 : librpcsecgss - buffer overflow

critical Nessus Plugin ID 27066


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


It has been discovered that the original patch for a buffer overflow in svc_auth_gss.c in the RPCSEC_GSS RPC library in MIT Kerberos 5 (CVE-2007-3999, DSA-1368-1) was insufficient to protect from arbitrary code execution in some environments.


Upgrade the librpcsecgss package.

The old stable distribution (sarge) does not contain a librpcsecgss package.

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version 0.14-2etch3.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 27066

File Name: debian_DSA-1387.nasl

Version: 1.19

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/17/2007

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 10/15/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-4743

CWE: 119

DSA: 1387