Scientific Linux Security Update : pam_krb5/krb5 on SL5.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60481


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


pam_krb5 address the following security issue :

A flaw was found in the pam_krb5 'existing_ticket' configuration option. If a system is configured to use an existing credential cache via the 'existing_ticket' option, it may be possible for a local user to gain elevated privileges by using a different, local user's credential cache. (CVE-2008-3825)

krb5 address the following bug :

- In cases where a server application began to sequentially iterate through the contents of a keytab file, if it paused to call certain functions such as krb5_rd_req() which encountered errors, a subsequent call to the krb5_kt_next_entry() function could cause the calling application to crash. The issue has been rectified and updated within these packages so that a call to the krb5_kt_next_entry() function will not crash the calling application.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60481

File Name: sl_20081002_pam_krb5_krb5_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.4

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

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: 2008/10/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3825

CWE: 264