Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : krb5 vulnerabilities (USN-1520-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 61379

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

Emmanuel Bouillon discovered that the MIT krb5 Key Distribution Center (KDC) daemon could free an uninitialized pointer when handling a malformed AS-REQ message. A remote unauthenticated attacker could use this to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2012-1015)

Emmanuel Bouillon discovered that the MIT krb5 Key Distribution Center (KDC) daemon could dereference an uninitialized pointer while handling a malformed AS-REQ message. A remote unauthenticated attacker could use this to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. (CVE-2012-1014)

Simo Sorce discovered that the MIT krb5 Key Distribution Center (KDC) daemon could dereference a NULL pointer when handling a malformed TGS-REQ message. A remote authenticated attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2012-1013)

It was discovered that the kadmin protocol implementation in MIT krb5 did not properly restrict access to the SET_STRING and GET_STRINGS operations. A remote authenticated attacker could use this to expose or modify sensitive information. This issue only affected Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. (CVE-2012-1012).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Update the affected krb5-admin-server, krb5-kdc and / or krb5-kdc-ldap packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/1520-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 61379

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1520-1.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/1/2012

Updated: 9/19/2019

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:krb5-admin-server, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:krb5-kdc, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:krb5-kdc-ldap, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/31/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/7/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-1012, CVE-2012-1013, CVE-2012-1014, CVE-2012-1015

BID: 53784

USN: 1520-1