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Family: Mandrake Local Security Checks --> Category: infos

MDKSA-2005:061: 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-2005:061 (krb5).

Two buffer overflow issues were discovered in the way telnet clients handle
messages from a server. Because of these issues, a possible hacker may be able to
execute arbitray code on the victim's machine if the victim can be tricked into
connecting to a malicious telnet server. The Kerberos package contains a telnet
client and is patched to deal with these issues.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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