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CVE-2011-0285

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2011-04-08
Bugzilla: 696334: CVE-2011-0285 krb5: kadmind invalid pointer free() (MITKRB5-SA-004)

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The process_chpw_request function in schpw.c in the password-changing functionality in kadmind in MIT Kerberos 5 (aka krb5) 1.7 through 1.9 frees an invalid pointer, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (daemon crash) via a crafted request that triggers an error condition.

Find out more about CVE-2011-0285 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue did not affect the versions of krb5 as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 5.0
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 6 (krb5) RHSA-2011:0447 April 14, 2011

External References

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