Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.04 / 15.10 : krb5 vulnerabilities (USN-2810-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 86872
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Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that the Kerberos kpasswd service incorrectly handled certain UDP packets. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause resource consumption, resulting in a denial of service.
This issue only affected Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. (CVE-2002-2443)

It was discovered that Kerberos incorrectly handled null bytes in certain data fields. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. (CVE-2014-5355)

It was discovered that the Kerberos kdcpreauth modules incorrectly tracked certain client requests. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to bypass intended preauthentication requirements. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 15.04. (CVE-2015-2694)

It was discovered that Kerberos incorrectly handled certain SPNEGO packets. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2015-2695)

It was discovered that Kerberos incorrectly handled certain IAKERB packets. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2015-2696, CVE-2015-2698)

It was discovered that Kerberos incorrectly handled certain TGS requests. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2015-2697).

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/2810-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 86872

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2810-1.nasl

Version: 2.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/13/2015

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: 8.5

Temporal Score: 6.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/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-k5tls, 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-mit8, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libkadm5clnt-mit9, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libkdb5-6, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libkdb5-7, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libkdb5-8, 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:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.10

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/12/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/29/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-2443, CVE-2014-5355, CVE-2015-2694, CVE-2015-2695, CVE-2015-2696, CVE-2015-2697, CVE-2015-2698

USN: 2810-1