Scientific Linux Security Update : krb5 on SL5.x i386/x86_64

critical Nessus Plugin ID 60248
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VPR Score: 5.9

Synopsis

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

Description

Tenable Network Security discovered a stack-based buffer overflow flaw in the RPC library used by kadmind. A remote unauthenticated attacker who can access kadmind could trigger this flaw and cause kadmind to crash. On Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 it is not possible to exploit this flaw to run arbitrary code as the overflow is blocked by FORTIFY_SOURCE. (CVE-2007-3999)

Garrett Wollman discovered an uninitialized pointer flaw in kadmind. A remote unauthenticated attacker who can access kadmind could trigger this flaw and cause kadmind to crash. (CVE-2007-4000)

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?90c17dc3

https://www.tenable.com/security/research/tra-2007-07

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 60248

File Name: sl_20070904_krb5_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/1/2012

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 9/4/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-3999, CVE-2007-4000

TRA: TRA-2007-07

CWE: 20, 119, 264