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CVE-2007-5901 Detail

Description

Use-after-free vulnerability in the gss_indicate_mechs function in lib/gssapi/mechglue/g_initialize.c in MIT Kerberos 5 (krb5) has unknown impact and attack vectors. NOTE: this might be the result of a typo in the source code.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  12/05/2007

Evaluator Description

Information from Apple: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=307562

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-5901
Original release date:
12/05/2007
Last revised:
09/28/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
6.9 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
10.0
Exploitability Subscore:
3.4
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally 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)

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2007-5901 The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw.

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=199214 Exploit External Source MISC http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=199214
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=307562 External Source CONFIRM http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=307562
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2008/Mar/msg00001.html External Source APPLE APPLE-SA-2008-03-18
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://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200803-31.xml External Source GENTOO GLSA-200803-31
http://ubuntu.com/usn/usn-924-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-924-1
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:069 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:069
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0164.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2008:0164
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/26750 Patch External Source BID 26750
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/0924/references External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-0924
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2012 External Source CONFIRM https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2012
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A11451 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11451
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-March/msg00537.html External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2008-2637
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-March/msg00544.html External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2008-2647

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11451
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11451

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)

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