Fedora 11 : krb5-1.6.3-31.fc11 (2010-8796)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 47512


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


Shawn Emery discovered a remotely-triggerable NULL pointer dereference in the Kerberos GSS-API library which could be used to cause GSS-API-authenticated services to crash. This update incorporates fixes to instead correctly detect the error and return an error code.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected krb5 package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 47512

File Name: fedora_2010-8796.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/07/01

Modified: 2016/05/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:krb5, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:11

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/05/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-1321

BID: 37749, 39247

FEDORA: 2010-8796