Ubuntu 5.10 / 6.06 LTS / 6.10 : krb5 vulnerabilities (USN-449-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 28046
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VPR Score: 7.4

Synopsis

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

Description

The krb5 telnet service did not appropriately verify user names. A remote attacker could log in as the root user by requesting a specially crafted user name. (CVE-2007-0956)

The krb5 syslog library did not correctly verify the size of log messages. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted message and execute arbitrary code with root privileges. (CVE-2007-0957)

The krb5 administration service was vulnerable to a double-free in the GSS RPC library. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted request and execute arbitrary code with root privileges.
(CVE-2007-1216).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/449-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 28046

File Name: ubuntu_USN-449-1.nasl

Version: 1.19

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/10/2007

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 7.4

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:krb5-admin-server, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:krb5-clients, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:krb5-doc, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:krb5-ftpd, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:krb5-kdc, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:krb5-rsh-server, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:krb5-telnetd, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:krb5-user, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libkadm55, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libkrb5-dbg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libkrb5-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libkrb53, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:5.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.10

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/3/2007

Exploitable With

CANVAS (D2ExploitPack)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-0956, CVE-2007-0957, CVE-2007-1216

USN: 449-1

CWE: 119