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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2005:045

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2005:045.

Kerberos is a networked authentication system that uses a trusted third
party (a KDC) to authenticate clients and servers to each other.

A heap based buffer overflow bug was found in the administration library of
Kerberos 1.3.5 and earlier. This bug could allow an authenticated remote
attacker to execute arbitrary commands on a realm's master Kerberos KDC.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( has
assigned the name CVE-2004-1189 to this issue.

All users of krb5 should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
backported security patches to resolve these issues.

Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

Risk factor : High

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2004-1189
Bugtraq: 20041220 MITKRB5-SA-2004-004: heap overflow in libkadm5srv (Google Search)
Bugtraq: 20050110 [USN-58-1] MIT Kerberos server vulnerability (Google Search)
Conectiva Linux advisory: CLA-2005:917
XForce ISS Database: kerberos-libkadm5srv-bo(18621)
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