Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : krb5 vulnerabilities (USN-2498-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 81297
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Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that Kerberos incorrectly sent old keys in response to a -randkey -keepold request. An authenticated remote attacker could use this issue to forge tickets by leveraging administrative access.
This issue only affected Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. (CVE-2014-5351)

It was discovered that the libgssapi_krb5 library incorrectly processed security context handles. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-5352)

Patrik Kis discovered that Kerberos incorrectly handled LDAP queries with no results. An authenticated remote attacker could use this issue to cause the KDC to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
(CVE-2014-5353)

It was discovered that Kerberos incorrectly handled creating database entries for a keyless principal when using LDAP. An authenticated remote attacker could use this issue to cause the KDC to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2014-5354)

It was discovered that Kerberos incorrectly handled memory when processing XDR data. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause kadmind to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-9421)

It was discovered that Kerberos incorrectly handled two-component server principals. A remote attacker could use this issue to perform impersonation attacks. (CVE-2014-9422)

It was discovered that the libgssrpc library leaked uninitialized bytes. A remote attacker could use this issue to possibly obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2014-9423).

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/2498-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 81297

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2498-1.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/11/2015

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9

Temporal Score: 6.7

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/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, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:krb5-otp, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:krb5-pkinit, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:krb5-user, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgssapi-krb5-2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgssrpc4, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libk5crypto3, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libkadm5clnt-mit7, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libkadm5clnt-mit8, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libkadm5clnt-mit9, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libkadm5srv-mit7, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libkadm5srv-mit8, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libkadm5srv-mit9, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libkdb5-4, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libkdb5-6, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libkdb5-7, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libkrad0, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libkrb5-3, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libkrb53, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libkrb5support0, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.10

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/10/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/9/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-5351, CVE-2014-5352, CVE-2014-5353, CVE-2014-5354, CVE-2014-9421, CVE-2014-9422, CVE-2014-9423

BID: 70380, 71679, 71680, 72494, 72495, 72496, 72503

USN: 2498-1