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

critical Nessus Plugin ID 61019


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


An invalid free flaw was found in the password-changing capability of the MIT Kerberos administration daemon, kadmind. A remote, unauthenticated attacker could use this flaw to cause kadmind to abort via a specially crafted request. (CVE-2011-0285)

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


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 61019

File Name: sl_20110414_krb5_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/1/2012

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Critical

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: 4/14/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0285