FreeBSD : krb5 -- multiple denial of service vulnerabilities (9ac0f9c4-492b-11df-83fb-0015587e2cc1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 45571


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


Two vulnerabilities in krb5 can be used by remote attackers in denial of service attacks. The MIT security advisories report this as follows :

An unauthenticated remote attacker can send an invalid request to a KDC process that will cause it to crash due to an assertion failure, creating a denial of service.

An unauthenticated remote attacker could cause a GSS-API application, including the Kerberos administration daemon (kadmind) to crash.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 45571

File Name: freebsd_pkg_9ac0f9c4492b11df83fb0015587e2cc1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/04/20

Modified: 2013/06/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:krb5, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/04/19

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/02/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0283, CVE-2010-0628

BID: 38260, 38904

CWE: 20