openSUSE 10 Security Update : krb5-apps-clients (krb5-apps-clients-1937)

High Nessus Plugin ID 27312


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


Various return checks of setuid() and seteuid() calls have been fixed in kerberos client and server applications.

If these applications are setuid, it might have been possible for local attackers to gain root access (CVE-2006-3083).

We are not affected by the seteuid() problems, tracked by CVE-2006-3084.


Update the affected krb5-apps-clients packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 27312

File Name: suse_krb5-apps-clients-1937.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/10/17

Modified: 2014/06/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:krb5-apps-clients, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:krb5-apps-servers, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:10.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 2006/07/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-3083, CVE-2006-3084