Debian DSA-2031-1 : krb5 - use-after-free

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 45479


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Sol Jerome discovered that kadmind service in krb5, a system for authenticating users and services on a network, allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (daemon crash) via a request from a kadmin client that sends an invalid API version number.


Upgrade the krb5 package.

For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 1.6.dfsg.4~beta1-5lenny3.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 45479

File Name: debian_DSA-2031.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/04/12

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:krb5, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:5.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/04/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0629

BID: 39247

DSA: 2031