Debian DSA-1722-1 : libpam-heimdal - programming error

medium Nessus Plugin ID 35663


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Derek Chan discovered that the PAM module for the Heimdal Kerberos implementation allows reinitialisation of user credentials when run from a setuid context, resulting in potential local denial of service by overwriting the credential cache file or to local privilege escalation.


Upgrade the libpam-heimdal package.

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version 2.5-1etch1.

For the upcoming stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 3.10-2.1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 35663

File Name: debian_DSA-1722.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/13/2009

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.2

Temporal Score: 4.9

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libpam-heimdal, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:4.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/11/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0360, CVE-2009-0361

DSA: 1722

CWE: 264, 287