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CVE-2007-5972 Detail

Current Description

Double free vulnerability in the krb5_def_store_mkey function in lib/kdb/kdb_default.c in MIT Kerberos 5 (krb5) 1.5 has unknown impact and remote authenticated attack vectors. NOTE: the free operations occur in code that stores the krb5kdc master key, and so the attacker must have privileges to store this key.

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

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-5972
Original release date:
12/05/2007
Last revised:
05/27/2010
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
9.0 HIGH
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
10.0
Exploitability Subscore:
8.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
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=199211 External Source MISC http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=199211
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://ubuntu.com/usn/usn-924-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-924-1
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/suse_security_summary_report.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:002
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/26750 External Source BID 26750
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-940-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-940-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/1192 External Source VUPEN ADV-2010-1192
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:5-1.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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