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The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Double free vulnerability in the krb5_recvauth function in MIT Kerberos 5 (krb5) 1.4.1 and earlier allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via certain error conditions.

Find out more about CVE-2005-1689 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (krb5) RHSA-2005:567 2005-07-12
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (krb5) RHSA-2005:562 2005-07-12
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 (krb5) RHSA-2005:562 2005-07-12


Red Hat would like to thank the MIT Kerberos Development Team for their responsible disclosure of this issue.

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