Oracle Linux 6 : krb5 (ELSA-2016-0493)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 90112
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Synopsis

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2016:0493 :

Updated krb5 packages that fix two security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Moderate security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

Kerberos is a networked authentication system which allows clients and servers to authenticate to each other with the help of a trusted third party, the Kerberos KDC.

A memory leak flaw was found in the krb5_unparse_name() function of the MIT Kerberos kadmind service. An authenticated attacker could repeatedly send specially crafted requests to the server, which could cause the server to consume large amounts of memory resources, ultimately leading to a denial of service due to memory exhaustion.
(CVE-2015-8631)

An out-of-bounds read flaw was found in the kadmind service of MIT Kerberos. An authenticated attacker could send a maliciously crafted message to force kadmind to read beyond the end of allocated memory, and write the memory contents to the KDC database if the attacker has write permission, leading to information disclosure. (CVE-2015-8629)

The CVE-2015-8631 issue was discovered by Simo Sorce of Red Hat.

All krb5 users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues. After installing the updated packages, running Kerberos services (krb5kdc, kadmin, and kprop) will be restarted automatically.

Solution

Update the affected krb5 packages.

See Also

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2016-March/005894.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 90112

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2016-0493.nasl

Version: 2.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/23/2016

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

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: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:krb5-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:krb5-libs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:krb5-pkinit-openssl, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:krb5-server, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:krb5-server-ldap, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:krb5-workstation, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:6

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/22/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/13/2016

Reference Information

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

RHSA: 2016:0493