Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 / 7.10 : krb5 vulnerabilities (USN-587-1)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 31625
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.