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MDKSA-2002:057: krb5 Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the krb5 package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2002:057 (krb5).

The network authentication system in Kerberos 5 contains an RPC library that
includes an XDR decoder derived from Sun's RPC implementation. This
implemenation is vulnerable to a heap overflow. With Kerberos, it is believed
that a possible hacker would need to be able to successfully authenticate to kadmin to
be able to exploit this vulnerability.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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