Bug 490634 (CVE-2009-0845) - CVE-2009-0845 krb5: NULL pointer dereference in GSSAPI SPNEGO (MITKRB5-SA-2009-001)
Summary: CVE-2009-0845 krb5: NULL pointer dereference in GSSAPI SPNEGO (MITKRB5-SA-200...
Alias: CVE-2009-0845
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
URL: http://krbdev.mit.edu/rt/Ticket/Displ...
Whiteboard: source=vendorsec,impact=important,rep...
Keywords: Security
Depends On: 490635 490636
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Reported: 2009-03-17 12:46 UTC by Jan Lieskovsky
Modified: 2019-06-08 12:43 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2009-04-09 09:35:20 UTC

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External Trackers
Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2009:0408 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: krb5 security update 2009-04-07 18:47:39 UTC
Gentoo 262736 None None None Never

Description Jan Lieskovsky 2009-03-17 12:46:15 UTC
A null pointer dereference flaw was found in Kerberos's GSS-API spnego
security mechanism implemenation. A local user could use this flaw
to cause a denial of service (krb5 daemon crash) via invalid ContextFlags for
the reqFlags field in the NegTokenInit (RFC 4178).


Upstream patch:

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2009-03-17 23:00:49 UTC
krb5-1.6.3-17.fc10 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 10.

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2009-03-17 23:01:09 UTC
krb5-1.6.3-15.fc9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9.

Comment 4 Tomas Hoger 2009-03-18 08:20:18 UTC
This issue did not affect the versions of krb5 as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, and 4.

Comment 5 Mark J. Cox 2009-03-18 09:07:35 UTC
Upstream commit:

Comment 9 Vincent Danen 2009-03-27 18:42:31 UTC
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures assigned an identifier CVE-2009-0845 to
the following vulnerability:

Name: CVE-2009-0845
URL: http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0845
Assigned: 20090306
Reference: CONFIRM: http://krbdev.mit.edu/rt/Ticket/Display.html?user=guest&pass=guest&id=6402
Reference: CONFIRM: http://src.mit.edu/fisheye/browse/krb5/trunk/src/lib/gssapi/spnego/spnego_mech.c?r1=21875&r2=22084
Reference: CONFIRM: http://src.mit.edu/fisheye/changelog/krb5/?cs=22084
Reference: BID:34257
Reference: URL: http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/34257
Reference: SECUNIA:34347
Reference: URL: http://secunia.com/advisories/34347
Reference: VUPEN:ADV-2009-0847
Reference: URL: http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/0847 The spnego_gss_accept_sec_context function in
lib/gssapi/spnego/spnego_mech.c in MIT Kerberos 5 (aka krb5) 1.6.3,
when SPNEGO is used, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of
service (NULL pointer dereference and application crash) via invalid
ContextFlags data in the reqFlags field in a negTokenInit token.

Comment 10 Tomas Hoger 2009-04-07 18:20:56 UTC
Covered now in upstream security advisory:

Final upstream patch differs from the previous one:

Comment 11 errata-xmlrpc 2009-04-07 18:47:45 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Via RHSA-2009:0408 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-0408.html

Comment 12 Fedora Update System 2009-04-07 23:23:02 UTC
krb5-1.6.3-16.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 13 Fedora Update System 2009-04-07 23:23:22 UTC
krb5-1.6.3-18.fc10 has been pushed to the Fedora 10 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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