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|Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 8:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200701-21 ] MIT Kerberos 5: Arbitrary Remote Code Exe
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: MIT Kerberos 5: Arbitrary Remote Code Execution (GLSA 200701-21)
Date: January 24, 2007
Multiple vulnerabilities in MIT Kerberos 5 could potentially result in the execution of arbitrary code.
MIT Kerberos 5 is a suite of applications that implement the Kerberos network protocol.
Vulnerable: < 1.5.2
Unaffected: >= 1.5.2
Architectures: All supported architectures
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.
A remote attacker may be able to crash an affected application, or potentially execute arbitrary code with root privileges.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All MIT Kerberos 5 users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-crypt/mit-krb5-1.5.2"