openSUSE Security Update : krb5 (krb5-740)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 40017


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


Clients sending negotiation requests with invalid flags could crash the kerberos server (CVE-2009-0845).

GSS-API clients could crash when reading from an invalid address space (CVE-2009-0844).

Invalid length checks could crash applications using the kerberos ASN.1 parser (CVE-2009-0847).

Under certain circumstances the ASN.1 parser could free an uninitialized pointer which could crash a kerberos server or even lead to execution of arbitrary code (CVE-2009-0846).


Update the affected krb5 packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 40017

File Name: suse_11_0_krb5-090406.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/07/21

Modified: 2016/12/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:krb5, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:krb5-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:krb5-apps-clients, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:krb5-apps-servers, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:krb5-client, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:krb5-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:krb5-devel-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:krb5-server, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:11.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/04/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0844, CVE-2009-0845, CVE-2009-0846, CVE-2009-0847

CWE: 20, 119, 189