Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : pam_krb5 (MDVSA-2008:209-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 36566


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


Stéphane Bertin discovered a flaw in the pam_krb5 existing_ticket configuration option where, if enabled and using an existing credential cache, it was possible for a local user to gain elevated privileges by using a different, local user's credential cache (CVE-2008-3825).

The updated packages have been patched to prevent this issue.

Update :

An updated package for Mandriva Linux 2009.0 is now available.


Update the affected pam_krb5 package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 36566

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2008-209.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2016/05/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.4

Temporal Score: 3.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:pam_krb5, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/10/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3825

BID: 31534

MDVSA: 2008:209-1

CWE: 264