Public Date:
962531: CVE-2002-2443 krb5: UDP ping-pong flaw in kpasswd

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

schpw.c in the kpasswd service in kadmind in MIT Kerberos 5 (aka krb5) before 1.11.3 does not properly validate UDP packets before sending responses, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU and bandwidth consumption) via a forged packet that triggers a communication loop, as demonstrated by krb_pingpong.nasl, a related issue to CVE-1999-0103.

Find out more about CVE-2002-2443 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 5
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (krb5) RHSA-2013:0942 2013-06-12
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (krb5) RHSA-2013:0942 2013-06-12