Debian DSA-2052-1 : krb5 - NULL pointer dereference

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 46724


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


Shawn Emery discovered that in MIT Kerberos 5 (krb5), a system for authenticating users and services on a network, a NULL pointer dereference flaw in the Generic Security Service Application Program Interface (GSS-API) library could allow an authenticated remote attacker to crash any server application using the GSS-API authentication mechanism, by sending a specially crafted GSS-API token with a missing checksum field.


Upgrade the krb5 packages.

For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 1.6.dfsg.4~beta1-5lenny4.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 46724

File Name: debian_DSA-2052.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/05/26

Updated: 2018/11/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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: 2010/05/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-1321

BID: 40235

DSA: 2052