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Alpine Linux: CVE-2018-5709: krb5 Multiple vulnerabilities

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Alpine Linux: CVE-2018-5709: krb5 Multiple vulnerabilities

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
Published
01/16/2018
Created
05/08/2019
Added
05/07/2019
Modified
12/27/2019

Description

An issue was discovered in MIT Kerberos 5 (aka krb5) through 1.16. There is a variable "dbentry->n_key_data" in kadmin/dbutil/dump.c that can store 16-bit data but unknowingly the developer has assigned a "u4" variable to it, which is for 32-bit data. An attacker can use this vulnerability to affect other artifacts of the database as we know that a Kerberos database dump file contains trusted data.

Solution(s)

  • alpine-linux-upgrade-krb5

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