Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 / 7.10 : krb5 vulnerabilities (USN-587-1)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 31625


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


It was discovered that krb5 did not correctly handle certain krb4 requests. An unauthenticated remote attacker could exploit this flaw by sending a specially crafted traffic, which could expose sensitive information, cause a crash, or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2008-0062, CVE-2008-0063)

A flaw was discovered in the kadmind service's handling of file descriptors. An unauthenticated remote attacker could send specially crafted requests that would cause a crash, resulting in a denial of service. Only systems with configurations allowing large numbers of open file descriptors were vulnerable. (CVE-2008-0947).

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.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 31625

File Name: ubuntu_USN-587-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/03/19

Modified: 2016/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/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, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.10

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: 2008/03/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0062, CVE-2008-0063, CVE-2008-0947

BID: 28302, 28303

OSVDB: 43341, 43342, 43343

USN: 587-1

CWE: 119, 189