SuSE 10 Security Update : krb5-apps-servers and krb5-apps-clients (ZYPP Patch Number 1938)

High Nessus Plugin ID 29496


The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.


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.


Apply ZYPP patch number 1938.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 29496

File Name: suse_krb5-apps-servers-1938.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/12/13

Modified: 2012/05/17

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: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/07/17

Reference Information

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