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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-0062

Original release date: 03/19/2008
Last revised: 09/06/2011


KDC in MIT Kerberos 5 (krb5kdc) does not set a global variable for some krb4 message types, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via crafted messages that trigger a NULL pointer dereference or double-free.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 HIGH
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network 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

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0112
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0181
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-1102
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-2647
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2008-03-18
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2008:016
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:069
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200803-31
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080319 rPSA-2008-0112-1 krb5 krb5-server krb5-services krb5-test krb5-workstation
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:071
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1019626
External Source: BID
Name: 28303
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.novell.com/docs/Readmes/InfoDocument/patchbuilder/readme_5022542.html
External Source: XF
Name: krb5-kdc-code-execution(41275)
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-0922
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-2637
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=307562
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080604 VMSA-2008-0009 Updates to VMware Workstation, VMware Player, VMware ACE, VMware Fusion, VMware Server, VMware VIX API, VMware ESX, VMware ESXi resolve critical security issues
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-0924
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0182
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9496
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1524
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0164
External Source: HP
Name: HPSBOV02682
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0180
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080318 MITKRB5-SA-2008-001: double-free, uninitialized data vulnerabilities in krb5kdc
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.novell.com/docs/Readmes/InfoDocument/patchbuilder/readme_5022520.html
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT-VN
Name: VU#895609
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-587-1
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://web.mit.edu/kerberos/advisories/MITKRB5-SA-2008-001.txt
Type: Patch Information
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0112
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:070
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2008-0009.html
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-1744

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9496
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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