Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : krb5 (MDVSA-2010:006)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 43881
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.