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CESA-2005:045: krb5 security update

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CESA-2005:045: krb5 security update

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
12/31/2004
Created
07/25/2018
Added
03/12/2010
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

Updated Kerberos (krb5) packages that correct a buffer overflow bug are now available for CentOS Linux 4. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the CentOS Security Response Team.

Kerberos is a networked authentication system that uses a trusted third party (a KDC) to authenticate clients and servers to each other. A heap based buffer overflow bug was found in the administration library of Kerberos 1.3.5 and earlier. This bug could allow an authenticated remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands on a realm's master Kerberos KDC. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2004-1189 to this issue. All users of krb5 should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported security patches to resolve these issues.

Solution(s)

  • centos-upgrade-krb5-devel
  • centos-upgrade-krb5-libs
  • centos-upgrade-krb5-server
  • centos-upgrade-krb5-workstation

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