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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 55673


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: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/07/26

Updated: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

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: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:krb5-appl, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/07/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1526

BID: 48571

DSA: 2283