Bug 245549 - (CVE-2007-2798) CVE-2007-2798 krb5 kadmind buffer overflow
CVE-2007-2798 krb5 kadmind buffer overflow
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 239073 245544
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Reported: 2007-06-25 07:49 EDT by Mark J. Cox
Modified: 2008-02-26 10:14 EST (History)
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Description Mark J. Cox 2007-06-25 07:49:04 EDT
MIT has reported another flaw to us, CVE-2007-2798:
    The MIT krb5 Kerberos administration daemon (kadmind) is vulnerable to
    a stack buffer overflow.

The kadmind code which performs the principal renaming operation
passes unchecked string arguments to a sprintf() call which has a
fixed-size stack buffer as its destination. These strings are the old
and new principal names passed to the rename operation. The attacker
needs to authenticate to kadmind to perform this attack, but no
administrative privileges are required because the vulnerable code
executes prior to privilege verification.
Comment 1 Mark J. Cox 2007-06-25 07:49:52 EDT
The attacker must be authenticated, therefore this issue is important impact on
Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Comment 3 Josh Bressers 2007-06-26 14:22:03 EDT
Lifting embargo: http://web.mit.edu/Kerberos/advisories/MITKRB5-SA-2007-005.txt
Comment 4 Carl Krekorian 2007-07-27 08:32:14 EDT
Support Can you please give me a status on the release for the fix. I need 
rpm's for RHELWSV4 and RHELWSV3 ASAP


Comment 5 Red Hat Product Security 2008-02-26 10:14:21 EST
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux:


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