MIT Kerberos 5: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code — GLSA 201412-53

A vulnerability has been found in MIT Kerberos 5, possibly resulting in arbitrary code execution or a Denial of Service condition.

Affected Packages

app-crypt/mit-krb5 on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.13
Unaffected versions >= 1.13

Background

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

Description

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

Impact

A remote attacker could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or cause Denial of Service.

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-krb5-1.13"
 

References

Release Date
December 31, 2014

Latest Revision
December 31, 2014: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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