Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : krb5 (MDVSA-2011:077)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 53538


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


A vulnerability has been found and corrected in krb5 :

The process_chpw_request function in schpw.c in the password-changing functionality in kadmind in MIT Kerberos 5 (aka krb5) 1.7 through 1.9 frees an invalid pointer, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (daemon crash) via a crafted request that triggers an error condition (CVE-2011-0285).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 53538

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2011-077.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Published: 2011/04/23

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC: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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/04/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0285

BID: 47310

MDVSA: 2011:077