Tom Yu and Sam Hartman of MIT discovered another stack buffer overflow
in the kadm_ser_wrap_in function in the Kerberos v4 administration
server. This kadmind bug has a working exploit code circulating,
hence it is considered serious. The MIT krb5 implementation
includes support for version 4, including a complete v4 library,
server side support for krb4, and limited client support for v4.
This problem has been fixed in version 1.2.4-5woody3 for the current
stable distribution (woody) and in version 1.2.6-2 for the unstable
distribution (sid). The old stable distribution (potato) is not
affected since no krb5 packages are included.
We recommend that you upgrade your krb5 packages immediately.
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 3.0 alias woody