Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : pam_krb5 (MDVSA-2010:054)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 44989


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


Pam_krb5 2.2.14 through 2.3.4 generates different password prompts depending on whether the user account exists, which allows remote attackers to enumerate valid usernames (CVE-2009-1384).

This update provides the version 2.3.5 of pam_krb5, which is not vulnerable to this issue.


Update the affected pam_krb5 package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 44989

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2010-054.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/03/05

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


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:mandriva:linux:pam_krb5, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.1

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/03/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1384

BID: 35112

MDVSA: 2010:054

CWE: 287