FreeBSD : krb5 -- remote denial of service vulnerability (a30573dc-4893-11df-a5f9-001641aeabdf)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 45573


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


An authenticated remote attacker can causing a denial of service by using a newer version of the kadmin protocol than the server supports.

The MIT Kerberos team also reports the cause :

The Kerberos administration daemon (kadmind) can crash due to referencing freed memory.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 45573

File Name: freebsd_pkg_a30573dc489311dfa5f9001641aeabdf.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/04/20

Modified: 2016/05/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 3.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/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: 2010/04/18

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/04/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0629

BID: 39247