Bug 415351 (CVE-2007-5971) - CVE-2007-5971 krb5: double free in gssapi lib
Summary: CVE-2007-5971 krb5: double free in gssapi lib
Alias: CVE-2007-5971
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
URL: http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=C...
Depends On: 434923 434924 435883 435884 438022 438023
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Reported: 2007-12-07 08:47 UTC by Tomas Hoger
Modified: 2019-09-29 12:22 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-03-31 09:43:07 UTC

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System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2008:0164 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Critical: krb5 security and bugfix update 2008-03-18 19:26:13 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2008:0180 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Critical: krb5 security update 2008-03-18 18:47:13 UTC

Description Tomas Hoger 2007-12-07 08:47:58 UTC
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures assigned an identifier CVE-2007-5971 to the following vulnerability:

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.



Comment 2 Mark J. Cox 2007-12-14 09:41:42 UTC
MIT say


This bug is a double-free condition which is not a practical
vulnerability due to the extreme difficulty of exploitation.  If
krb5_c_make_checksum() (in src/lib/gssapi/krb5/k5sealv3.c) fails,
"outbuf" may be freed twice.

   244          err = krb5_c_make_checksum(context, ctx->cksumtype, key,
   245                                     key_usage, &plain, &sum);
   246          zap(plain.data, plain.length);
   247          free(plain.data);
   248          plain.data = 0;
   249          if (err) {
   250              zap(outbuf,bufsize);
   251              free(outbuf);
   252              goto error;
   253          }
   290  error:
   291      free(outbuf);
   292      token->value = NULL;
   293      token->length = 0;
   294      return err;
   295  }

krb5_c_make_checksum() only fails if malloc() fails to allocate a very
small amount of memory.  To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker
would need to force a malloc() failure at exactly the point where
krb5_c_make_checksum is called.

Comment 3 Tomas Hoger 2008-02-18 13:21:49 UTC
Upstream bug report:


Fix seems to be tagged for inclusion in upstream version 1.6.4.

Comment 4 Tomas Hoger 2008-02-18 13:50:07 UTC
Upstream SVN commit:


Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2008-03-18 18:49:45 UTC
krb5-1.6.1-9.fc7 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 7

Comment 10 Fedora Update System 2008-03-18 18:50:37 UTC
krb5-1.6.2-14.fc8 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 8

Comment 11 Fedora Update System 2008-03-21 22:17:04 UTC
krb5-1.6.1-9.fc7 has been pushed to the Fedora 7 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 12 Fedora Update System 2008-03-21 22:20:07 UTC
krb5-1.6.2-14.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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