SUSE SLED11 / SLES11 Security Update : krb5 (SUSE-SU-2015:1282-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 84979


The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


krb5 was updated to fix three security issues.

Remote authenticated users could cause denial of service.

These security issues were fixed :

- CVE-2014-5353: NULL pointer dereference when using a ticket policy name as password name (bsc#910457).

- CVE-2014-5354: NULL pointer dereference when using keyless entries (bsc#910458).

- CVE-2014-5355: Denial of service in krb5_read_message (bsc#918595).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11-SP4 :

zypper in -t patch sdksp4-krb5-201507-12004=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11-SP3 :

zypper in -t patch sdksp3-krb5-201507-12004=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for VMWare 11-SP3 :

zypper in -t patch slessp3-krb5-201507-12004=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4 :

zypper in -t patch slessp4-krb5-201507-12004=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP3 :

zypper in -t patch slessp3-krb5-201507-12004=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11-SP4 :

zypper in -t patch sledsp4-krb5-201507-12004=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11-SP3 :

zypper in -t patch sledsp3-krb5-201507-12004=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP3 :

zypper in -t patch dbgsp3-krb5-201507-12004=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 84979

File Name: suse_SU-2015-1282-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/07/24

Modified: 2016/08/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:krb5, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:krb5-apps-clients, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:krb5-apps-servers, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:krb5-client, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:krb5-plugin-kdb-ldap, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:krb5-plugin-preauth-pkinit, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:krb5-server, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/07/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-5353, CVE-2014-5354, CVE-2014-5355

BID: 71679, 71680, 74042

OSVDB: 115960, 115961, 118567, 118568, 118569, 118570