Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 : krb5, librpcsecgss vulnerability (USN-511-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 28115

Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that the libraries handling RPCSEC_GSS did not correctly validate the size of certain packet structures. An unauthenticated remote user could send a specially crafted request and execute arbitrary code with root privileges.

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/511-1/

https://www.tenable.com/security/research/tra-2007-07

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 28115

File Name: ubuntu_USN-511-1.nasl

Version: 1.26

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/10/2007

Updated: 1/19/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC: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, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:librpcsecgss-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:librpcsecgss1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:librpcsecgss2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:librpcsecgss3, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.04

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/4/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-3999, CVE-2007-4000, CVE-2007-4743

BID: 25534

TRA: TRA-2007-07

USN: 511-1

CWE: 20, 119, 264