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MITKRB5-SA-2014-001 Buffer overrun in kadmind with LDAP backend Aug 09 2014 09:34PM
Benjamin Kaduk (kaduk MIT EDU)
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MITKRB5-SA-2014-001

MIT krb5 Security Advisory 2014-001
Original release: 2014-08-07
Last update: 2014-08-07

Topic: Buffer overrun in kadmind with LDAP backend

CVSSv2 Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C/E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSSv2 Base Score: 8.5

Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Single
Confidentiality Impact: Complete
Integrity Impact: Complete
Availability Impact: Complete

CVSSv2 Temporal Score: 6.7

Exploitability: Proof-of-Concept
Remediation Level: Official Fix
Report Confidence: Confirmed

SUMMARY
=======

In MIT krb5, when kadmind is configured to use LDAP for the KDC
database, an authenticated remote attacker can cause it to perform an
out-of-bounds write (buffer overflow). This is not a protocol
vulnerability. Using LDAP for the KDC database is a non-default
configuration for the KDC.

IMPACT
======

Historically, it has been possible to convert an out-of-bounds write
into remote code execution in some cases, though the necessary exploits
must be tailored to the individual application and are usually quite
complicated. Depending on the allocated length of the array, an
out-of-bounds write may also cause a segmentation fault and/or
application crash.

AFFECTED SOFTWARE
=================

* The kadmind daemon from MIT krb5 releases 1.6 to 1.12.2, when
configured to use the LDAP backend for the KDB, is vulnerable.
Releases of MIT krb5 prior to 1.6 did not provide the ability to use
LDAP for the KDB backend.

FIXES
=====

* Workaround: disable or restrict access to kadmind until a patched
version can be installed. This will prevent principal creation,
password changes, keytab updates, and other administrative operations.

* The krb5-1.12.2 and krb5-1.11.6 releases will contain a fix for this
vulnerability.

diff --git a/src/plugins/kdb/ldap/libkdb_ldap/ldap_principal2.c b/src/plugins/kdb/ldap/libkdb_ldap/ldap_principal2.c
index ce851ea..df5934c 100644
- --- a/src/plugins/kdb/ldap/libkdb_ldap/ldap_principal2.c
+++ b/src/plugins/kdb/ldap/libkdb_ldap/ldap_principal2.c
@@ -456,7 +456,8 @@ krb5_encode_krbsecretkey(krb5_key_data *key_data_in, int n_key_data,
j++;
last = i + 1;

- - currkvno = key_data[i].key_data_kvno;
+ if (i < n_key_data - 1)
+ currkvno = key_data[i + 1].key_data_kvno;
}
}
ret[num_versions] = NULL;

This patch is also available at

http://web.mit.edu/kerberos/advisories/2014-001-patch.txt

A PGP-signed patch is available at

http://web.mit.edu/kerberos/advisories/2014-001-patch.txt.asc

REFERENCES
==========

This announcement is posted at:

http://web.mit.edu/kerberos/advisories/MITKRB5-SA-2014-001.txt

This announcement and related security advisories may be found on the
MIT Kerberos security advisory page at:

http://web.mit.edu/kerberos/advisories/index.html

The main MIT Kerberos web page is at:

http://web.mit.edu/kerberos/index.html

CVSSv2:

http://www.first.org/cvss/cvss-guide.html
http://nvd.nist.gov/cvss.cfm?calculator&adv&version=2

CVE: CVE-2014-4345
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-4345

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
===============

This off-by-one error was reported by Tomas Kuthan as github pull
request #181 and recognized as a vulnerability by Greg Hudson.

CONTACT
=======

The MIT Kerberos Team security contact address is
<krbcore-security (at) mit (dot) edu [email concealed]>. When sending sensitive information,
please PGP-encrypt it using the following key:

pub 2048R/C436A9C6 2014-01-07 [expires: 2015-02-01]
Key fingerprint = 1849 02FF 0CA8 A385 F28D 2E7E 2AF0 C1EA C436 A9C6
uid MIT Kerberos Team Security Contact <krbcore-security (at) mit (dot) edu [email concealed]>

DETAILS
=======

The 'cpw -keepold' functionality allows for the existing keys to be
retained at password-change (or keytab-change) time, instead of being
discarded as usual. An array must be allocated to store all the old
keys, as well as the new keys and a NULL terminator. In normal
operation, all the keys for a single kvno will share an array slot. An
off-by-one error while copying key information to the new array results
in keys sharing a common kvno being written to different array buckets,
with the first key of a kvno betting a single bucket, and the remaining
keys getting the next bucket. After sufficient iterations, the extra
writes extend past the end of the (NULL-terminated) array. The NULL
terminator is always written after the end of the loop, so no
out-of-bounds data is read, it is only written.

REVISION HISTORY
================

2014-08-07 original release

Copyright (C) 2014 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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