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CVE-2006-6144 Detail

Description

The "mechglue" abstraction interface of the GSS-API library for Kerberos 5 1.5 through 1.5.1, as used in Kerberos administration daemon (kadmind) and other products that use this library, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via unspecified vectors that cause mechglue to free uninitialized pointers.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  12/31/2006

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-6144
Original release date:
12/31/2006
Last revised:
07/28/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
5.0 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
2.9
Exploitability Subscore:
10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Mandriva (01/19/2007)

Not vulnerable. Mandriva 2007.0 and earlier ship with Kerberos 5 version 1.4.x and as a result are not vulnerable to these issues.

Official Statement from Red Hat (03/14/2007)

Not vulnerable. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, and 4 ship with versions of Kerberos 5 prior to version 1.4 and are therefore not affected by these vulnerabilities. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://fedoranews.org/cms/node/2375 External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2007-033
http://lists.suse.com/archive/suse-security-announce/2007-Jan/0004.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SA:2007:004
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200701-21.xml External Source GENTOO GLSA-200701-21
http://securitytracker.com/id?1017494 External Source SECTRACK 1017494
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-102772-1 External Source SUNALERT 102772
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-201294-1 External Source SUNALERT 201294
http://web.mit.edu/kerberos/www/advisories/MITKRB5-SA-2006-003-mechglue.txt Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source CONFIRM http://web.mit.edu/kerberos/www/advisories/MITKRB5-SA-2006-003-mechglue.txt
http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/831452 Patch; Third Party Advisory; US Government Resource External Source CERT-VN VU#831452
http://www.openpkg.com/security/advisories/OpenPKG-SA-2007.006.html External Source OPENPKG OpenPKG-SA-2007.006
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/456409/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20070109 MITKRB5-SA-2006-003: kadmind (via GSS-API lib) frees uninitialized pointers
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/21975 External Source BID 21975
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA07-009B.html Patch; Third Party Advisory; US Government Resource External Source CERT TA07-009B
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/0111 External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-0111
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/0112 External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-0112
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/31417 External Source XF kerberos-gssapi-code-execution(31417)
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-925 External Source CONFIRM https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-925

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