Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : krb5 (MDVSA-2012:120)

high Nessus Plugin ID 61970


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


A vulnerability has been discovered and corrected in krb5 :

The MIT krb5 KDC (Key Distribution Center) daemon can free an uninitialized pointer while processing an unusual AS-REQ, corrupting the process heap and possibly causing the daemon to abnormally terminate. An attacker could use this vulnerability to execute malicious code, but exploiting frees of uninitialized pointers to execute code is believed to be difficult. It is possible that a legitimate client that is misconfigured in an unusual way could trigger this vulnerability (CVE-2012-1015).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 61970

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2012-120.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Published: 9/6/2012

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:krb5, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:krb5-pkinit-openssl, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:krb5-server, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:krb5-server-ldap, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:krb5-workstation, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64krb53, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64krb53-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libkrb53, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libkrb53-devel, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2011

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 8/1/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-1015

MDVSA: 2012:120