Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : krb5 vulnerabilities (USN-755-1)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 37819
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionMultiple flaws were discovered in the Kerberos GSS-API and ASN.1 routines that did not correctly handle certain requests. An unauthenticated remote attacker could send specially crafted traffic to crash services using the Kerberos library, leading to a denial of service.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.