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[GLSA-200406-21] mit-krb5: Multiple buffer overflows in krb5_aname_to_localname Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
mit-krb5: Multiple buffer overflows in krb5_aname_to_localname
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200406-21
(mit-krb5: Multiple buffer overflows in krb5_aname_to_localname)
The library function krb5_aname_to_localname() contains multiple buffer
overflows. This is only exploitable if explicit mapping or rules-based
mapping is enabled. These are not enabled as default.
With explicit mapping enabled, a possible hacker must authenticate using a
principal name listed in the explicit mapping list.
With rules-based mapping enabled, a possible hacker must first be able to create
arbitrary principal names either in the local realm Kerberos realm or in a
remote realm from which the local realm's service are reachable by
A possible hacker could use these vulnerabilities to execute arbitrary code with
the permissions of the user running mit-krb5, which could be the root user.
There is no known workaround at this time. All users are encouraged to
upgrade to the latest available version.
mit-krb5 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=app-crypt/mit-krb5-1.3.3-r1"
# emerge ">=app-crypt/mit-krb5-1.3.3-r1"
Threat Level: High
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