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[GLSA-200501-05] mit-krb5: Heap overflow in libkadm5srv Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
mit-krb5: Heap overflow in libkadm5srv
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200501-05
(mit-krb5: Heap overflow in libkadm5srv)
The MIT Kerberos 5 administration library libkadm5srv contains a
heap overflow in the code handling password changing.
Under specific circumstances a possible hacker could execute arbitary
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 mit-krb5 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-crypt/mit-krb5-1.3.6"
Threat Level: High
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