SUSE SLES11 Security Update : krb5 (SUSE-SU-2016:1088-1)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 90586


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


This update for krb5 fixes the following security issue :

- CVE-2016-3119: An authenticated attacker with permission to modify a principal entry could have caused kadmind to dereference a NULL pointer by supplying an empty DB argument to the modify_principal command, if kadmind is configured to use the LDAP KDB module. (bsc#971942)

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-krb5-12512=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4 :

zypper in -t patch slessp4-krb5-12512=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4 :

zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-krb5-12512=1

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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 90586

File Name: suse_SU-2016-1088-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/04/19

Modified: 2016/12/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 3.5

Temporal Score: 2.9

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

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


Base Score: 5.3

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

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-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: 2016/04/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-3119

OSVDB: 136224