[SECURITY] [DLA 340-1] krb5 security update

Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2015-11-07T18:23:24


Package : krb5 Version : 1.8.3+dfsg-4squeeze10 CVE ID : CVE-2015-2695 CVE-2015-2697

Several vulnerabilities were discovered in krb5, the MIT implementation of Kerberos. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:


It was discovered that applications which call gss_inquire_context() on a partially-established SPNEGO context can cause the GSS-API library to read from a pointer using the wrong type, leading to a process crash.


It was discovered that the build_principal_va() function incorrectly
handles input strings. An authenticated attacker can take advantage
of this flaw to cause a KDC to crash using a TGS request with a
large realm field beginning with a null byte.

For the oldoldstable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed in version 1.8.3+dfsg-4squeeze10.

We recommend that you upgrade your krb5 packages.