Scientific Linux Security Update : krb5 on SL6.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60894


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


An uninitialized pointer use flaw was found in the way the MIT Kerberos KDC handled TGS (Ticket-granting Server) request messages. A remote, authenticated attacker could use this flaw to crash the KDC or, possibly, disclose KDC memory or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the KDC (krb5kdc). (CVE-2010-1322)

After installing the updated packages, the krb5kdc daemon will be restarted automatically.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60894

File Name: sl_20101110_krb5_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2013/03/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/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: 2010/11/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-1322