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[DSA520] DSA-520-1 krb5 Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
DSA-520-1 krb5

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

In their advisory MITKRB5-SA-2004-001, the MIT Kerberos announced the
existence of buffer overflow vulnerabilities in the
krb5_aname_to_localname function. This function is only used if
aname_to_localname is enabled in the configuration (this is not
enabled by default).
For the current stable distribution (woody), this problem has been
fixed in version 1.2.4-5woody5.
For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.3.3-2.
We recommend that you update your krb5 package.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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