Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : krb5 vulnerabilities (USN-924-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 65123

Synopsis

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

Description

Sol Jerome discovered that the Kerberos kadmind service did not correctly free memory. An unauthenticated remote attacker could send specially crafted traffic to crash the kadmind process, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2010-0629)

It was discovered that Kerberos did not correctly free memory in the GSSAPI library. If a remote attacker were able to manipulate an application using GSSAPI carefully, the service could crash, leading to a denial of service. (Ubuntu 8.10 was not affected.) (CVE-2007-5901, CVE-2007-5971)

It was discovered that Kerberos did not correctly free memory in the GSSAPI and kdb libraries. If a remote attacker were able to manipulate an application using these libraries carefully, the service could crash, leading to a denial of service. (Only Ubuntu 8.04 LTS was affected.) (CVE-2007-5902, CVE-2007-5972).

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 packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/924-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 65123

File Name: ubuntu_USN-924-1.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/9/2013

Updated: 9/19/2019

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/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-clients, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:krb5-doc, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:krb5-ftpd, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:krb5-kdc, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:krb5-kdc-ldap, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:krb5-pkinit, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:krb5-rsh-server, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:krb5-telnetd, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:krb5-user, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libkadm55, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libkrb5-dbg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libkrb5-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libkrb53, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.04

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/6/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/5/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5901, CVE-2007-5902, CVE-2007-5971, CVE-2007-5972, CVE-2010-0629

BID: 26750

USN: 924-1

CWE: 119, 189, 399