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CentOS Update for krb5-devel CESA-2009:0409 centos4 i386

Information

Severity

Severity

Critical

Family

Family

CentOS Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

10.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

11 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update for the 'krb5-devel' package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Insight

Insight

Kerberos is a network authentication system which allows clients and servers to authenticate to each other using symmetric encryption and a trusted third party, the Key Distribution Center (KDC). An input validation flaw was found in the ASN.1 (Abstract Syntax Notation One) decoder used by MIT Kerberos. A remote attacker could use this flaw to crash a network service using the MIT Kerberos library, such as kadmind or krb5kdc, by causing it to dereference or free an uninitialized pointer. (CVE-2009-0846) All krb5 users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. All running services using the MIT Kerberos libraries must be restarted for the update to take effect.

Affected Software

Affected Software

krb5-devel on CentOS 4

Solution

Solution

Please install the updated packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)