Bug 1535554 (CVE-2018-5709) - CVE-2018-5709 krb5: integer overflow in dbentry->n_key_data in kadmin/dbutil/dump.c
Summary: CVE-2018-5709 krb5: integer overflow in dbentry->n_key_data in kadmin/dbutil/...
Alias: CVE-2018-5709
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1535555
Blocks: 1535566
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Reported: 2018-01-17 15:38 UTC by Laura Pardo
Modified: 2021-03-11 16:57 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2018-02-15 05:52:59 UTC

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Description Laura Pardo 2018-01-17 15:38:46 UTC
An issue was discovered in MIT Kerberos 5 (aka krb5) through 1.16. There is a variable "dbentry->n_key_data" in kadmin/dbutil/dump.c that can store 16-bit data but unknowingly the developer has assigned a "u4" variable to it, which is for 32-bit data. An attacker can use this vulnerability to affect other artifacts of the database as we know that a Kerberos database dump file contains trusted data.


Comment 1 Laura Pardo 2018-01-17 15:40:08 UTC
Created krb5 tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1535555]

Comment 4 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2018-02-02 04:46:06 UTC

This is essentially an integer truncation issue, and not an integer overflow. We have determined that this should not affect any other data allocated close to the  16-bit integer in question "dbentry-> n_key_data". Red Hat Product Security does not consider this issue as a security flaw.

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