Scientific Linux Security Update : krb5 on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60793


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


A NULL pointer dereference flaw was discovered in the MIT Kerberos Generic Security Service Application Program Interface (GSS-API) library. A remote, authenticated attacker could use this flaw to crash any server application using the GSS-API authentication mechanism, by sending a specially crafted GSS-API token with a missing checksum field. (CVE-2010-1321)

All running services using the MIT Kerberos libraries must be restarted for the update to take effect.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60793

File Name: sl_20100518_krb5_on_SL3_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2014/08/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/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: 2010/05/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-1321