Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : krb5 (MDVSA-2011:048)

High Nessus Plugin ID 52730


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A vulnerability was discovered and corrected in krb5 :

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, resulting in daemon crash or arbitrary code execution (which is believed to be difficult) (CVE-2011-0284).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 52730

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2011-048.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2011/03/21

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:krb5, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:krb5-pkinit-openssl, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:krb5-server, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:krb5-server-ldap, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:krb5-workstation, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64krb53, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64krb53-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libkrb53, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libkrb53-devel, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2011/03/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0284

MDVSA: 2011:048