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.
Created krb5 tracking bugs for this issue:
Affects: fedora-all [bug 1535555]
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.