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VPR Score: 1.4
SynopsisThe remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.
DescriptionA vulnerability has been found in krb5, the MIT implementation of Kerberos.
MIT krb5 clients incorrectly accept unkeyed checksums in the SAM-2 preauthentication challenge: an unauthenticated remote attacker could alter a SAM-2 challenge, affecting the prompt text seen by the user or the kind of response sent to the KDC. Under some circumstances, this can negate the incremental security benefit of using a single-use authentication mechanism token.
MIT krb5 incorrectly accepts RFC 3961 key-derivation checksums using RC4 keys when verifying KRB-SAFE messages: an unauthenticated remote attacker has a 1/256 chance of forging KRB-SAFE messages in an application protocol if the targeted pre-existing session uses an RC4 session key. Few application protocols use KRB-SAFE messages.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project has assigned CVE-2010-1323 to these issues.
SolutionUpgrade the krb5 packages.
For the stable distribution (lenny), these problems have been fixed in version 1.6.dfsg.4~beta1-5lenny6.
The builds for the mips architecture are not included in this advisory. They will be released as soon as they are available.