[UCI-Linux] [SECURITY] Fedora Core 3 Update: krb5-1.3.6-7

Mike Iglesias IGLESIAS at uci.edu
Tue Jul 12 13:25:17 PDT 2005

From: nalin at redhat.com
To: fedora-announce-list at redhat.com
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2005 15:40:38 -0400
Subject: [SECURITY] Fedora Core 3 Update: krb5-1.3.6-7

Fedora Update Notification

Product     : Fedora Core 3
Name        : krb5
Version     : 1.3.6                      
Release     : 7                  
Summary     : The Kerberos network authentication system.
Description :
Kerberos V5 is a trusted-third-party network authentication system,
which can improve your network's security by eliminating the insecure
practice of cleartext passwords.

Update Information:

A double-free flaw was found in the krb5_recvauth() routine which may be triggered by a remote unauthenticated attacker.  Fedora Core 3 contains checks within glibc that detect double-free flaws.  Therefore, on Fedora Core 3, successful exploitation of this issue can only lead to a denial of service (KDC crash).  The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project assigned the name CAN-2005-1689 to this issue.

Daniel Wachdorf discovered a single byte heap overflow in the krb5_unparse_name() function, part of krb5-libs.  Successful exploitation of this flaw would lead to a denial of service (crash).  To trigger this flaw remotely, an attacker would need to have control of a kerberos realm that shares a cross-realm key with the target, making exploitation of this flaw unlikely. (CAN-2005-1175).

Daniel Wachdorf also discovered that in error conditions that may occur in response to correctly-formatted client requests, the Kerberos 5 KDC may attempt to free uninitialized memory.  This could allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service (KDC crash) (CAN-2005-1174).

Gaël Delalleau discovered an information disclosure issue in the way some telnet clients handle messages from a server. An attacker could construct a malicious telnet server that collects information from the environment of any victim who connects to it using the Kerberos-aware telnet client (CAN-2005-0488).

The rcp protocol allows a server to instruct a client to write to arbitrary files outside of the current directory. This could potentially cause a security issue if a user uses the Kerberos-aware rcp to copy files from a malicious server (CAN-2004-0175).
* Wed Jun 29 2005 Nalin Dahyabhai <nalin at redhat.com> 1.3.6-7

- fix telnet client environment variable disclosure the same way NetKit's
  telnet client did (CAN-2005-0488) (#159305)
- keep apps which call krb5_principal_compare() or krb5_realm_compare() with
  malformed or NULL principal structures from crashing outright (Thomas Biege)

* Tue Jun 28 2005 Nalin Dahyabhai <nalin at redhat.com>

- apply fixes from draft of MIT-KRB5-SA-2005-002 (CAN-2005-1174,CAN-2005-1175)
- apply fixes from draft of MIT-KRB5-SA-2005-003 (CAN-2005-1689) (#159755)

* Fri Jun 24 2005 Nalin Dahyabhai <nalin at redhat.com> 1.3.6-6

- fix double-close in keytab handling
- add port of fixes for CAN-2004-0175 to krb5-aware rcp (#151612)

This update can be downloaded from:

bbda806f94b4d1833d9fd884844f43da  SRPMS/krb5-1.3.6-7.src.rpm
1d9290dc2b92c62cebdd46ff27ed26f4  x86_64/krb5-devel-1.3.6-7.x86_64.rpm
1ee1d026aabc242677f91dccdf94558b  x86_64/krb5-libs-1.3.6-7.x86_64.rpm
a31aad264eeecd22a73e5dc1ddc9ed77  x86_64/krb5-server-1.3.6-7.x86_64.rpm
87f60cb9bf65e7aeaa766ae33ff6a83c  x86_64/krb5-workstation-1.3.6-7.x86_64.rpm
1a8bc195545e1bd5d9de79efae04fb38  x86_64/debug/krb5-debuginfo-1.3.6-7.x86_64.rpm
efa02df806c2730d4aadf47ea9502dfc  x86_64/krb5-libs-1.3.6-7.i386.rpm
6c8f97b7bd66f752f60ee3e974613424  i386/krb5-devel-1.3.6-7.i386.rpm
efa02df806c2730d4aadf47ea9502dfc  i386/krb5-libs-1.3.6-7.i386.rpm
681ebd995cce6cf33adcafc6c8d2f1f7  i386/krb5-server-1.3.6-7.i386.rpm
2f999eff92ca4885ba38dfc6b00286c9  i386/krb5-workstation-1.3.6-7.i386.rpm
a32f85ca5a135626840d0034f407b39d  i386/debug/krb5-debuginfo-1.3.6-7.i386.rpm

This update can also be installed with the Update Agent; you can
launch the Update Agent with the 'up2date' command.  

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