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Vulnerability Assessment Details

MDKSA-2002:057: krb5

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the krb5 package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2002:057 (krb5).


The network authentication system in Kerberos 5 contains an RPC library that
includes an XDR decoder derived from Sun's RPC implementation. This
implemenation is vulnerable to a heap overflow. With Kerberos, it is believed
that a possible hacker would need to be able to successfully authenticate to kadmin to
be able to exploit this vulnerability.


Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2002:057
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 Tenable Network Security

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