Bug 914749 - (CVE-2013-1415) CVE-2013-1415 krb5: PKINIT null pointer deref leads to DoS (pkinit_check_kdc_pkid())
CVE-2013-1415 krb5: PKINIT null pointer deref leads to DoS (pkinit_check_kdc...
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 924620 914756 917909 917910
Blocks: 914754
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Reported: 2013-02-22 11:58 EST by Vincent Danen
Modified: 2016-03-04 07:28 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: krb5-1.11.1, krb5-1.10.4, krb5-1.9.5
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Last Closed: 2013-04-03 22:06:17 EDT
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2013:0656 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Moderate: krb5 security update 2013-03-18 18:03:12 EDT

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Description Vincent Danen 2013-02-22 11:58:28 EST
It was reported that the KDC plugin for PKINIT could dereference a NULL pointer when a malformed packet caused processing to terminate early, which led to a crash of the KDC process.  An attacker would require a valid PKINIT certificate or have observed a successful PKINIT authentication to execute a successful attack.  In addition, an unauthenticated attacker could execute the attack of anonymouse PKINIT was enabled.

The PKINIT plugin was introduced in version 1.6.3; versions prior are not affected by this vulnerability.

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This issue did not affect the versions of krb5 as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 as they did not include support for PKINIT.
Comment 1 Vincent Danen 2013-02-22 12:02:22 EST
Upstream fix is here:


and it is fixed in upstream version 1.11.1.
Comment 2 Vincent Danen 2013-02-22 12:02:58 EST
Created krb5 tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 914756]
Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2013-03-15 21:31:31 EDT
krb5-1.10.2-9.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 7 errata-xmlrpc 2013-03-18 14:04:30 EDT
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2013:0656 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-0656.html
Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2013-03-22 17:08:17 EDT
krb5-1.10.3-14.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 9 Jan Lieskovsky 2013-04-29 04:30:20 EDT
Kerberos 5 release krb5-1.9.5 announcement:

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