GLSA 200406-21 - mit-krb5: Multiple buffer overflows in krb5
Posted on: 06/29/2004 02:33 PM

A mit-krb5 update is available for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200406-21
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: mit-krb5: Multiple buffer overflows in
krb5_aname_to_localname
Date: June 29, 2004
Bugs: #52744
ID: 200406-21

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Synopsis
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mit-krb5 contains multiple buffer overflows in the function krb5_aname_to_localname(). This could potentially lead to a complete remote system compromise.

Background
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mit-krb5 is the free implementation of the Kerberos network authentication protocol by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 app-crypt/mit-krb5 <= 1.3.3 >= 1.3.3-r1

Description
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The library function krb5_aname_to_localname() contains multiple buffer overflows. This is only exploitable if explicit mapping or rules-based mapping is enabled. These are not enabled as default.

With explicit mapping enabled, an attacker must authenticate using a principal name listed in the explicit mapping list.

With rules-based mapping enabled, an attacker must first be able to create arbitrary principal names either in the local realm Kerberos realm or in a remote realm from which the local realm's service are reachable by cross-realm authentication.

Impact
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An attacker could use these vulnerabilities to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running mit-krb5, which could be the root user.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time. All users are encouraged to upgrade to the latest available version.

Resolution
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mit-krb5 users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge sync

# emerge -pv ">=app-crypt/mit-krb5-1.3.3-r1"
# emerge ">=app-crypt/mit-krb5-1.3.3-r1"

References
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[ 1 ] CAN-2004-0523
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0523
[ 2 ] MIT krb5 Security Advisory
http://web.mit.edu/kerberos/advisories/MITKRB5-SA-2004-001-an_to_ln.txt

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200406-21.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2004 Gentoo Technologies, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0


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