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

medium Nessus Plugin ID 61079
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Synopsis

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

Description

The krb5-appl packages provide Kerberos-aware telnet, ftp, rcp, rsh, and rlogin clients and servers. While these have been replaced by tools such as OpenSSH in most environments, they remain in use in others.

It was found that gssftp, a Kerberos-aware FTP server, did not properly drop privileges. A remote FTP user could use this flaw to gain unauthorized read or write access to files that are owned by the root group. (CVE-2011-1526)

Solution

Update the affected krb5-appl-clients and / or krb5-appl-servers packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?27f48b97

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 61079

File Name: sl_20110705_krb5_appl_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/1/2012

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.8

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Vector: 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: 7/5/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1526