Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 962531
CVE-2002-2443 krb5: UDP ping-pong flaw in kpasswd
Last modified: 2015-11-24 10:33:06 EST
A flaw in certain programs that handle UDP traffic was discovered and assigned the name CVE-1999-0103 (that CVE specifically mentions echo and chargen as vulnerable). In 2002, a Nessus plugin was included  that reference this CVE name, but was for the kpasswd service. Until recently, this issue had not been reported upstream. This issue has since been reported upstream  and is now fixed .
If a malicious remote user were to spoof their IP address to that of another server running kadmind with the password change port (kpasswd, port 464), or to the target server's IP address itself), kpasswd will pass UDP packets to the spoofed address and reply each time. This can be used to consume bandwidth and CPU on the affected servers running kadmind.
This should be fixed in the for krb5-1.11.3 release.
Created krb5 tracking bugs for this issue
Affects: fedora-all [bug 962534]
krb5-1.10.3-17.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
krb5-1.10.2-12.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
krb5-1.11.2-6.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
To work-around this issue, you could use an iptables rule similar to this:
-A INPUT -i eth0 -s [IP] -p udp -m state --state NEW -m udp --dport 464 -j REJECT
where [IP] is the IP of the host that kpasswd is running on (the above added to /etc/sysconfig/iptables). That should prevent incoming packets to kpasswd that appear to come from the host itself (but still allow the localhost to connect).
Alternatively, if you are using something like IPA, you wouldn't be using kpasswd anyways, so you can firewall that port off completely. Likewise, you could firewall it and only allow access from trusted hosts and reject all others.
This issue has been addressed in following products:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Via RHSA-2013:0942 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-0942.html