[USN-3353-1] Heimdal vulnerability

Steve Beattie steve.beattie at canonical.com
Fri Jul 14 19:45:48 UTC 2017

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3353-1
July 14, 2017

heimdal vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 17.04
- Ubuntu 16.10
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


Heimdal could allow unintended access to network services.

Software Description:
- heimdal: Heimdal Kerberos Network Authentication Protocol


Jeffrey Altman, Viktor Dukhovni, and Nicolas Williams discovered
that Heimdal clients incorrectly trusted unauthenticated portions
of Kerberos tickets. A remote attacker could use this to impersonate
trusted network services or perform other attacks.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 17.04:
  libkrb5-26-heimdal              7.1.0+dfsg-9ubuntu1.1

Ubuntu 16.10:
  libkrb5-26-heimdal              1.7~git20150920+dfsg-4ubuntu1.16.10.1

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
  libkrb5-26-heimdal              1.7~git20150920+dfsg-4ubuntu1.16.04.1

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  libkrb5-26-heimdal              1.6~git20131207+dfsg-1ubuntu1.2

After a standard system update you need to restart any applications
using Heimdal libraries to make all the necessary changes.


Package Information:

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