Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : krb5 (MDVSA-2010:006)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 43881


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A vulnerability has been found and corrected in krb5 :

Multiple integer underflows in the (1) AES and (2) RC4 decryption functionality in the crypto library in MIT Kerberos 5 (aka krb5) 1.3 through 1.6.3, and 1.7 before 1.7.1, allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (daemon crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code by providing ciphertext with a length that is too short to be valid (CVE-2009-4212).

Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0 customers.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 43881

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2010-006.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/01/14

Modified: 2016/05/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:ftp-client-krb5, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:ftp-server-krb5, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:krb5, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:krb5-server, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:krb5-workstation, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64krb53, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64krb53-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libkrb53, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libkrb53-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:telnet-client-krb5, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:telnet-server-krb5, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.0

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/01/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-4212

BID: 37749

MDVSA: 2010:006

CWE: 189