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CVE-2009-4212 Detail

Current Description

Multiple integer underflows in the (1) AES and (2) RC4 decryption functionality in the crypto library in MIT Kerberos 5 (aka krb5) 1.3 through 1.6.3, and 1.7 before 1.7.1, allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (daemon crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code by providing ciphertext with a length that is too short to be valid.

Source:  MITRE
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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score: N/A
NVD score not yet provided.

Evaluator Impact

Per: http://web.mit.edu/kerberos/advisories/MITKRB5-SA-2009-004.txt "Only releases krb5-1.3 and later are vulnerable, as earlier releases did not contain the functionality implemented by the vulnerable code. This is an implementation vulnerability in MIT krb5, and is not a vulnerability in the Kerberos protocol."

Evaluator Solution

Per: http://web.mit.edu/kerberos/advisories/MITKRB5-SA-2009-004.txt FIXES ===== * The upcoming krb5-1.7.1 and krb5-1.6.4 releases will contain a fix for this vulnerability. * For the krb5-1.7 release, apply the patch available at: http://web.mit.edu/kerberos/advisories/2009-004-patch_1.7.txt A PGP-signed patch is available at http://web.mit.edu/kerberos/advisories/2009-004-patch_1.7.txt.asc * For the krb5-1.6 releases, apply the patch available at: http://web.mit.edu/kerberos/advisories/2009-004-patch_1.6.3.txt A PGP-signed patch is available at http://web.mit.edu/kerberos/advisories/2009-004-patch_1.6.3.txt.asc * The krb5-1.6.3 patch might apply successfully to older releases.

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Hyperlink Resource
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2010//Jun/msg00001.html
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2010-January/033915.html
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2010-January/033919.html
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=130497213107107&w=2
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-275530-1
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-77-1021779.1-1
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4188
http://support.avaya.com/css/P8/documents/100074869
http://ubuntu.com/usn/usn-881-1
http://web.mit.edu/kerberos/advisories/MITKRB5-SA-2009-004.txt Patch Vendor Advisory
http://www.debian.org/security/2010/dsa-1969
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2010:006
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/37749
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1023440
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/0096
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/0129
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/1481
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=545015 Patch
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A11272
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A7357
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A8192
https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0029.html
https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0095.html

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-189 Numeric Errors NIST  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:mit:kerberos:5-1.6.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:mit:kerberos_5:1.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:mit:kerberos_5:1.3.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:mit:kerberos_5:1.3.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:mit:kerberos_5:1.3.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:mit:kerberos_5:1.3.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:mit:kerberos_5:1.3.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:mit:kerberos_5:1.3.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:mit:kerberos_5:1.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:mit:kerberos_5:1.4.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:mit:kerberos_5:1.4.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:mit:kerberos_5:1.4.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:mit:kerberos_5:1.4.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:mit:kerberos_5:1.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:mit:kerberos_5:1.5.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:mit:kerberos_5:1.5.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:mit:kerberos_5:1.5.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:mit:kerberos_5:1.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:mit:kerberos_5:1.6.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:mit:kerberos_5:1.6.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:mit:kerberos_5:1.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-4212
NVD Published Date:
01/13/2010
NVD Last Modified:
01/21/2020