GLSA 200707-11 MIT Kerberos 5: Arbitrary remote code execution
Posted on: 07/25/2007 11:25 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - MIT Kerberos 5: Arbitrary remote code execution. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200707-11
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: MIT Kerberos 5: Arbitrary remote code execution
Date: July 25, 2007
Bugs: #183338
ID: 200707-11

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Synopsis
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Multiple vulnerabilities in MIT Kerberos 5 could potentially result in
remote code execution with root privileges by unauthenticated users.

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

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 app-crypt/mit-krb5 lt; 1.5.2-r3 gt;= 1.5.2-r3

Description
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kadmind is affected by multiple vulnerabilities in the RPC library
shipped with MIT Kerberos 5. It fails to properly handle zero-length
RPC credentials (CVE-2007-2442) and the RPC library can write past the
end of the stack buffer (CVE-2007-2443). Furthermore kadmind fails to
do proper bounds checking (CVE-2007-2798).

Impact
======

A remote unauthenticated attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities
to execute arbitrary code with root privileges.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All MIT Kerberos 5 users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=app-crypt/mit-krb5-1.5.2-r3"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2007-2442
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-2442
[ 2 ] CVE-2007-2443
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-2443
[ 3 ] CVE-2007-2798
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-2798

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-200707-11.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 2007 Gentoo Foundation, 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/2.5



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