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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2009-0360

Original release date: 02/13/2009
Last revised: 03/07/2011


Russ Allbery pam-krb5 before 3.13, when linked against MIT Kerberos, does not properly initialize the Kerberos libraries for setuid use, which allows local users to gain privileges by pointing an environment variable to a modified Kerberos configuration file, and then launching a PAM-based setuid application.


Per vendor advisory: http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/software/pam-krb5/security/2009-02-11.html "This advisory is only for my pam-krb5 module, as distributed from my web site and packaged by Debian, Ubuntu, and Gentoo."


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.2 MEDIUM
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 1.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: High
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 (02/13/2009)
Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of the pam_krb5 package, as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, or 5.

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External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-0426
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20090211 pam-krb5 security advisory (3.12 and earlier)
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-0979
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-719-1
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-0410
External Source: BID
Name: 33740
External Source: SUNALERT
Name: 252767
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1021711
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/software/pam-krb5/security/2009-02-11.html
Type: Advisory
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5732
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5669
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200903-39
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1721
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2009-070.htm

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5669
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5732
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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