EulerOS 2.0 SP1 : krb5 (EulerOS-SA-2016-1012)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 99775


The remote EulerOS host is missing multiple security updates.


According to the versions of the krb5 packages installed, the EulerOS installation on the remote host is affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- 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)

- A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the procedure used by the MIT Kerberos kadmind service to store policies: the kadm5_create_principal_3() and kadm5_modify_principal() function did not ensure that a policy was given when KADM5_POLICY was set. An authenticated attacker with permissions to modify the database could use this flaw to add or modify a principal with a policy set to NULL, causing the kadmind service to crash. (CVE-2015-8630)

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the EulerOS security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected krb5 packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 99775

File Name: EulerOS_SA-2016-1012.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2017/05/02

Modified: 2017/05/04

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


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


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:huawei:euleros:krb5-devel, p-cpe:/a:huawei:euleros:krb5-libs, p-cpe:/a:huawei:euleros:krb5-pkinit, p-cpe:/a:huawei:euleros:krb5-server, p-cpe:/a:huawei:euleros:krb5-server-ldap, p-cpe:/a:huawei:euleros:krb5-workstation, cpe:/o:huawei:euleros:2.0

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/03/31

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8629, CVE-2015-8630, CVE-2015-8631

OSVDB: 133808, 133831, 133882