Package : krb5
Vulnerability : several
Problem-Type : remote
CVE ID : CVE-2007-0956 CVE-2007-0957 CVE-2007-1216
Several remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in the MIT reference
implementation of the Kerberos network authentication protocol suite,
which may lead to the execution of arbitrary code. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:
It was discovered that the krb5 telnet daemon performs insufficient
validation of usernames, which might allow unauthorized logins or
iDefense discovered that a buffer overflow in the logging code of the
KDC and the administration daemon might lead to arbitrary code
It was discovered that a double free in the RPCSEC_GSS part of the
GSS library code might lead to arbitrary code execution.
For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in
For the upcoming stable distribution (etch) these problems have been fixed
in version 1.4.4-7etch1.
For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems will be fixed soon.
We recommend that you upgrade your Kerberos packages.
will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.
If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:
will update the internal database
will install corrected packages
You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.
Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 alias sarge