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[GLSA-200701-21] MIT Kerberos 5: Arbitrary Remote Code Execution

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
MIT Kerberos 5: Arbitrary Remote Code Execution

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200701-21
(MIT Kerberos 5: Arbitrary Remote Code Execution)


The Kerberos administration daemon, and possibly other applications
using the GSS-API or RPC libraries, could potentially call a function
pointer in a freed heap buffer, or attempt to free an uninitialized
pointer.

Impact

A remote attacker may be able to crash an affected application, or
potentially execute arbitrary code with root rights.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-6143
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-6144


Solution:
All MIT Kerberos 5 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-crypt/mit-krb5-1.5.2"


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2007 Michel Arboi

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