Scientific Linux Security Update : krb5 on SL6.x i386/x86_64 (20130318)

high Nessus Plugin ID 65606
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The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


When a client attempts to use PKINIT to obtain credentials from the KDC, the client can specify, using an issuer and serial number, which of the KDC's possibly-many certificates the client has in its possession, as a hint to the KDC that it should use the corresponding key to sign its response. If that specification was malformed, the KDC could attempt to dereference a NULL pointer and crash. (CVE-2013-1415)

When a client attempts to use PKINIT to obtain credentials from the KDC, the client will typically format its request to conform to the specification published in RFC 4556. For interoperability reasons, clients and servers also provide support for an older, draft version of that specification. If a client formatted its request to conform to this older version of the specification, with a non-default key agreement option, it could cause the KDC to attempt to dereference a NULL pointer and crash. (CVE-2012-1016)

After installing the updated packages, the krb5kdc daemon will be restarted automatically.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 65606

File Name: sl_20130318_krb5_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/19/2013

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:krb5-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:krb5-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:krb5-libs, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:krb5-pkinit-openssl, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:krb5-server, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:krb5-server-ldap, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:krb5-workstation, 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: 3/18/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/5/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-1016, CVE-2013-1415