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CVE-2007-5894 Detail

Current Description

** DISPUTED ** The reply function in ftpd.c in the gssftp ftpd in MIT Kerberos 5 (krb5) does not initialize the length variable when auth_type has a certain value, which has unknown impact and remote authenticated attack vectors. NOTE: the original disclosure misidentifies the conditions under which the uninitialized variable is used. NOTE: the vendor disputes this issue, stating " The 'length' variable is only uninitialized if 'auth_type' is neither the 'KERBEROS_V4' nor 'GSSAPI'; this condition cannot occur in the unmodified source code."

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  12/05/2007
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 9.3 HIGH
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Complete
Integrity (I): Complete
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Provides administrator access
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (12/14/2007)

This issue is not a vulnerability, for more information see http://marc.info/?m=119743235325151

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Hyperlink Resource
http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=199205
http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2007/Dec/0176.html
http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2007/Dec/0321.html
http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0112
http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0112
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/suse_security_summary_report.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/489883/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/26750
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2012

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:a:mit:kerberos:5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-5894
NVD Published Date:
12/05/2007
NVD Last Modified:
10/15/2018