TSLSA-2007-0021 - kerberos5 Jun 29 2007 12:08PM
Trustix Security Advisor (tsl trustix org)
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Trustix Secure Linux Security Advisory #2007-0021

Package names: kerberos5
Summary: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: 2007-06-29
Affected versions: Trustix Secure Linux 2.2
Trustix Secure Linux 3.0
Trustix Secure Linux 3.0.5
Trustix Operating System - Enterprise Server 2

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Package description:
(MIT) Kerberos is a network authentication protocol. It is designed to
provide strong authentication for client/server applications by using
secret-key cryptography. A free implementation of this protocol is
available from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Kerberos is
available in many commercial products as well.

Problem description:
kerberos5 < TSL 3.0.5 > < TSL 3.0 > < TSL 2.2 > < TSEL 2 >
- SECURITY Fix: Some vulnerabilities have been reported in Kerberos,
which can be exploited by malicious users to compromise a vulnerable
- An error exists within the "gssrpc__svcauth_gssapi" function in the
RPC library, which can cause kadmind and possibly other third-party
products to free an uninitialised pointer when receiving an RPC
credential with a length of zero.
- A signedness error exists within the "gssrpc__svcauth_unix()"
function in the RPC library, which is used by kadmind and possibly
other third-party products. This can be exploited to cause a
stack-based buffer overflow.
- Fixes stack-based buffer overflow error in kadmind within the
rename_principal_2_svc function which could allow remote
authenticated users to execute arbitrary code via a crafted request
to rename a principal.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the names CVE-2007-2442, CVE-2007-2443 and CVE-2007-2798
to these issues.

We recommend that all systems with this package installed be upgraded.
Please note that if you do not need the functionality provided by this
package, you may want to remove it from your system.

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MD5sums of the packages:
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6f48bee85cfe39f80e5484ce99bb0650 3.0.5/rpms/kerberos5-1.4.3-5tr.i586.rpm
659f3f6fce1d91eaa06479583b4e5da6 3.0.5/rpms/kerberos5-devel-1.4.3-5tr.i586.rpm
bd6b5d1a468e30fc36f5f97826a7bdc3 3.0.5/rpms/kerberos5-libs-1.4.3-5tr.i586.rpm

61ff640389980466b95371b3d4461586 3.0/rpms/kerberos5-1.4.1-9tr.i586.rpm
32bc34057013d9a6fe9eada6ed3ced0b 3.0/rpms/kerberos5-devel-1.4.1-9tr.i586.rpm
0becc6d64fc6d50c0ea1af8e7114caf8 3.0/rpms/kerberos5-libs-1.4.1-9tr.i586.rpm

52e757dd22d5f94b01b75f54a0596920 2.2/rpms/kerberos5-1.3.6-8tr.i586.rpm
d26587d79d66d9497748934d9621ca96 2.2/rpms/kerberos5-devel-1.3.6-8tr.i586.rpm
42b65bdba8e49bba71269c82587ec142 2.2/rpms/kerberos5-libs-1.3.6-8tr.i586.rpm
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