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Vulnerability Assessment Details

[GLSA-200501-05] mit-krb5: Heap overflow in libkadm5srv

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
mit-krb5: Heap overflow in libkadm5srv

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200501-05
(mit-krb5: Heap overflow in libkadm5srv)


The MIT Kerberos 5 administration library libkadm5srv contains a
heap overflow in the code handling password changing.

Impact

Under specific circumstances a possible hacker could execute arbitary
code with the permissions of the user running mit-krb5, which could be
the root user.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-1189


Solution:
All mit-krb5 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-crypt/mit-krb5-1.3.6"


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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