Amazon Linux AMI : krb5 (ALAS-2014-443)

high Nessus Plugin ID 79292

Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description

It was found that if a KDC served multiple realms, certain requests could cause the setup_server_realm() function to dereference a NULL pointer. A remote, unauthenticated attacker could use this flaw to crash the KDC using a specially crafted request. (CVE-2013-1418 , CVE-2013-6800)

A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the MIT Kerberos SPNEGO acceptor for continuation tokens. A remote, unauthenticated attacker could use this flaw to crash a GSSAPI-enabled server application.
(CVE-2014-4344)

A buffer overflow was found in the KADM5 administration server (kadmind) when it was used with an LDAP back end for the KDC database.
A remote, authenticated attacker could potentially use this flaw to execute arbitrary code on the system running kadmind. (CVE-2014-4345)

Two buffer over-read flaws were found in the way MIT Kerberos handled certain requests. A remote, unauthenticated attacker who is able to inject packets into a client or server application's GSSAPI session could use either of these flaws to crash the application.
(CVE-2014-4341 , CVE-2014-4342)

A double-free flaw was found in the MIT Kerberos SPNEGO initiators. An attacker able to spoof packets to appear as though they are from an GSSAPI acceptor could use this flaw to crash a client application that uses MIT Kerberos. (CVE-2014-4343)

Solution

Run 'yum update krb5' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2014-443.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 79292

File Name: ala_ALAS-2014-443.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/18/2014

Updated: 4/18/2018

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:krb5-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:krb5-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:krb5-libs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:krb5-pkinit-openssl, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:krb5-server, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:krb5-server-ldap, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:krb5-workstation, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 11/11/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1418, CVE-2013-6800, CVE-2014-4341, CVE-2014-4342, CVE-2014-4343, CVE-2014-4344, CVE-2014-4345

ALAS: 2014-443

RHSA: 2014:1389