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CVE-2007-5971 Detail

Current Description

Double free vulnerability in the gss_krb5int_make_seal_token_v3 function in lib/gssapi/krb5/k5sealv3.c in MIT Kerberos 5 (krb5) has unknown impact and attack vectors.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  12/05/2007      View Analysis Description

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Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
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: The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw. See

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source MISC External Source CONFIRM External Source APPLE APPLE-SA-2008-03-18 External Source FULLDISC 20071208 MIT Kerberos 5: Multiple vulnerabilities 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] External Source GENTOO GLSA-200803-31 External Source UBUNTU USN-924-1 External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:069 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:070 External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:002 External Source REDHAT RHSA-2008:0164 External Source REDHAT RHSA-2008:0180 External Source BUGTRAQ 20080319 rPSA-2008-0112-1 krb5 krb5-server krb5-services krb5-test krb5-workstation Patch External Source BID 26750 External Source UBUNTU USN-940-1 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-0924 External Source VUPEN ADV-2010-1192 External Source CONFIRM External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10296 External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2008-2637 External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2008-2647

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  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)

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