MIT Kerberos 5: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201312-12

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in MIT Kerberos 5, allowing execution of arbitrary code or Denial of Service.

Affected Packages

app-crypt/mit-krb5 on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.11.4
Unaffected versions >= 1.11.4

Background

MIT Kerberos 5 is a suite of applications that implement the Kerberos network protocol.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Key Distribution Center in MIT Kerberos 5. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

A remote attacker could send a specially crafted request, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition. Additionally, a remote attacker could impersonate a kadmind server and send a specially crafted packet to the password change port, which can result in a ping-pong condition and a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All MIT Kerberos 5 users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-crypt/mit-krb5-1.11.4"
 

References

Release Date
December 16, 2013

Latest Revision
December 16, 2013: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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