Public Date:
1193939: CVE-2014-5355 krb5: unauthenticated denial of service in recvauth_common() and others
It was found that the krb5_read_message() function of MIT Kerberos did not correctly sanitize input, and could create invalid krb5_data objects. A remote, unauthenticated attacker could use this flaw to crash a Kerberos child process via a specially crafted request.

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CVSS v2 metrics

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 7 (krb5) RHSA-2015:2154 2015-11-19
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (krb5) RHSA-2015:0794 2015-04-09

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat JBoss EWS 2 krb5 Not affected
Red Hat JBoss EAP 6 jbossas Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 krb5 Will not fix
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