CentOS 7 : krb5 (CESA-2016:2591)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 95337

Synopsis

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

Description

An update for krb5 is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Low. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link (s) in the References section.

Kerberos is a network authentication system, which can improve the security of your network by eliminating the insecure practice of sending passwords over the network in unencrypted form. It allows clients and servers to authenticate to each other with the help of a trusted third party, the Kerberos key distribution center (KDC).

The following packages have been upgraded to a newer upstream version:
krb5 (1.14.1). (BZ#1292153)

Security Fix(es) :

* A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in MIT Kerberos kadmind service. An authenticated attacker with permission to modify a principal entry could use this flaw to cause kadmind to dereference a NULL pointer and crash by supplying an empty DB argument to the modify_principal command, if kadmind was configured to use the LDAP KDB module. (CVE-2016-3119)

* A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in MIT Kerberos krb5kdc service. An authenticated attacker could use this flaw to cause krb5kdc to dereference a NULL pointer and crash by making an S4U2Self request, if the restrict_anonymous_to_tgt option was set to true.
(CVE-2016-3120)

Additional Changes :

For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 Release Notes linked from the References section.

Solution

Update the affected krb5 packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?11369aec

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 95337

File Name: centos_RHSA-2016-2591.nasl

Version: 3.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/28/2016

Updated: 9/24/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 3

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-3120

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:centos:centos:krb5-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:krb5-libs, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:krb5-pkinit, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:krb5-server, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:krb5-server-ldap, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:krb5-workstation, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libkadm5, cpe:/o:centos:centos:7

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/25/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/26/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-3119, CVE-2016-3120

RHSA: 2016:2591

IAVB: 2016-B-0115-S