Fedora 9 : pam_krb5-2.3.5-1.fc9 (2009-6279)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 39541

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VPR Score: 3.7


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


This updates the pam_krb5 package from version 2.3.2 to 2.3.5, fixing CVE-2009-1384: in certain configurations, the password prompt could vary depending on whether or not the user account was known to the system or the KDC. It also fixes a bug which prevented password change attempts from working if the KDC denied requests for password-changing credentials with settings which would be used for login credentials, and makes the '-n' option for the 'afs5log' command work as advertised.

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Update the affected pam_krb5 package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 39541

File Name: fedora_2009-6279.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/06/28

Updated: 2021/01/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.7

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:pam_krb5, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:9

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/06/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1384

BID: 31534, 35112

FEDORA: 2009-6279

CWE: 287