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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      Last Modified:  12/05/2007      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-5894
Original release date:
12/05/2007
Last revised:
11/15/2008
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
9.3 HIGH
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
10.0
Exploitability Subscore:
8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Medium
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides administrator access, Allows complete confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; 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 Type Source Name
http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=199205 External Source MISC http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=199205
http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2007/Dec/0176.html External Source FULLDISC 20071208 MIT Kerberos 5: Multiple vulnerabilities
http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2007/Dec/0321.html External Source FULLDISC 20071208 Venustech reports of MIT krb5 vulns [CVE-2007-5894 CVE-2007-5901 CVE-2007-5902 CVE-2007-5971 CVE-2007-5972]
http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0112 External Source CONFIRM http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0112
http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0112 External Source CONFIRM http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0112
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/suse_security_summary_report.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:002
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/489883/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20080319 rPSA-2008-0112-1 krb5 krb5-server krb5-services krb5-test krb5-workstation
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/26750 External Source BID 26750
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2012 External Source CONFIRM 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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