Ubuntu 9.10 / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : krb5 vulnerability (USN-1088-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 52682
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionCameron Meadors discovered that the MIT Kerberos 5 Key Distribution Center (KDC) daemon is vulnerable to a double-free condition if the Public Key Cryptography for Initial Authentication (PKINIT) capability is enabled. This could allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.