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MIT Kerberos 5 kpasswd UDP Packet Denial Of Service Vulnerability

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Denial of Service

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

5.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

9 years ago

Modified

Modified

4 years ago

Summary

This host is running MIT Kerberos and is prone to denial of service vulnerability.

Insight

Insight

The flaw is caused due to the kpasswd application does not properly validate UDP packets before sending responses and can be exploited to exhaust CPU and network resources via the UDP 'ping-pong' attack.

Affected Software

Affected Software

MIT Kerberos 5 before 1.11.3

Solution

Solution

Upgrade to MIT Kerberos 5 version 1.11.3 or later.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)