[USN-1116-1] Kerberos vulnerability

Kees Cook kees at ubuntu.com
Tue Apr 19 22:08:52 UTC 2011

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1116-1
April 19, 2011

krb5 vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 10.10
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 9.10


An unauthenticated remote user could crash the Kerberos service.

Software Description:
- krb5: MIT Kerberos services


Felipe Ortega discovered that kadmind did not correctly handle password
changing error conditions. An unauthenticated remote attacker could exploit
this to crash kadmind, leading to a denial of service.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 10.10:
  krb5-admin-server               1.8.1+dfsg-5ubuntu0.7

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
  krb5-admin-server               1.8.1+dfsg-2ubuntu0.9

Ubuntu 9.10:
  krb5-admin-server               1.7dfsg~beta3-1ubuntu0.13

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.


Package Information:

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