Public Date:
753748: CVE-2011-1530 krb5 (krb5kdc): NULL pointer dereference in the TGS handling (MITKRB5-SA-2011-007)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The process_tgs_req function in do_tgs_req.c in the Key Distribution Center (KDC) in MIT Kerberos 5 (aka krb5) 1.9 through 1.9.2 allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and daemon crash) via a crafted TGS request that triggers an error other than the KRB5_KDB_NOENTRY error.

Find out more about CVE-2011-1530 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of krb5 as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.

CVSS v2 metrics

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

Base Score 4
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication Single
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-2011:1790 2011-12-06

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 krb5 Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 krb5 Not affected


Red Hat would like to thank the MIT Kerberos project for reporting this issue.

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