Debian DLA-423-1 : krb5 security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 88886

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VPR Score: 3.6

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

CVE-2015-8629

It was discovered that an authenticated attacker can cause kadmind to read beyond the end of allocated memory by sending a string without a terminating zero byte. Information leakage may be possible for an attacker with permission to modify the database.

CVE-2015-8631

It was discovered that an authenticated attacker can cause kadmind to leak memory by supplying a null principal name in a request which uses one. Repeating these requests will eventually cause kadmind to exhaust all available memory.

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Solution

Upgrade the affected packages.

See Also

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2016/02/msg00016.html

https://packages.debian.org/source/squeeze-lts/krb5

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 88886

File Name: debian_DLA-423.nasl

Version: 2.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/02/23

Updated: 2020/03/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.6

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:krb5-admin-server, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:krb5-doc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:krb5-kdc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:krb5-kdc-ldap, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:krb5-multidev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:krb5-pkinit, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:krb5-user, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libkrb5-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libkrb53, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/02/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8629, CVE-2015-8631