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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-5901

Original release date: 12/05/2007
Last revised: 07/23/2013
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Use-after-free vulnerability in the gss_indicate_mechs function in lib/gssapi/mechglue/g_initialize.c in MIT Kerberos 5 (krb5) has unknown impact and attack vectors. NOTE: this might be the result of a typo in the source code.

Description

Information from Apple: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=307562

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.9 (HIGH) (AV:L/AC:M/AU:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.4
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Provides administrator access, Allows complete confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (12/14/2007)
Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2007-5901 The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw.

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=307562
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 43346
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:069
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2008-03-18
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11451
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-0924
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-2647
External Source: MISC
Name: http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=199214
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2012
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0164
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-2637
External Source: FULLDISC
Name: 20071208 Venustech reports of MIT krb5 vulns [CVE-2007-5894 CVE-2007-5901 CVE-2007-5902 CVE-2007-5971 CVE-2007-5972]
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 29451
External Source: BID
Name: 26750
Type: Patch Information
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 39290
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-924-1
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 29516
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200803-31
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 29464
External Source: FULLDISC
Name: 20071208 MIT Kerberos 5: Multiple vulnerabilities

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11451
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Technical Details

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  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)