Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : krb5-appl (MDVSA-2011:117)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 55665


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


A vulnerability was discovered and corrected in krb5-appl :

ftpd.c in the GSS-API FTP daemon in MIT Kerberos Version 5 Applications (aka krb5-appl) 1.0.1 and earlier does not check the krb5_setegid return value, which allows remote authenticated users to bypass intended group access restrictions, and create, overwrite, delete, or read files, via standard FTP commands, related to missing autoconf tests in a configure script (CVE-2011-1526).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected krb5-appl-clients and / or krb5-appl-servers packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 55665

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2011-117.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2011/07/25

Modified: 2016/05/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:krb5-appl-clients, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:krb5-appl-servers, 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: 2011/07/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1526

BID: 48571

MDVSA: 2011:117