Debian DSA-2283-1 : krb5-appl - programming error

medium Nessus Plugin ID 55673
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Tim Zingelmann discovered that due an incorrect configure script the kerborised FTP server failed to set the effective GID correctly, resulting in privilege escalation.

The oldstable distribution (lenny) is not affected.


Upgrade the krb5-appl packages.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 1.0.1-1.1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 55673

File Name: debian_DSA-2283.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/26/2011

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.8


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:6.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:debian:debian_linux:krb5-appl:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/25/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1526

BID: 48571

DSA: 2283