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[GLSA-200701-21] MIT Kerberos 5: Arbitrary Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
MIT Kerberos 5: Arbitrary Remote Code Execution
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200701-21
(MIT Kerberos 5: Arbitrary Remote Code Execution)
The Kerberos administration daemon, and possibly other applications
using the GSS-API or RPC libraries, could potentially call a function
pointer in a freed heap buffer, or attempt to free an uninitialized
A remote attacker may be able to crash an affected application, or
potentially execute arbitrary code with root rights.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All MIT Kerberos 5 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-crypt/mit-krb5-1.5.2"
Threat Level: High
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