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Security update for pam_krb5


(Last modified: 25JUL2005)

solutions Security update for pam_krb5 SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (2211fda67434a88bd97f673fd2e9541d)

Applies to

Package: pam_krb5
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Novell Linux POS 9
Open Enterprise Server
Patch: patch-10351
Release: 20050725
Obsoletes: none


Everyone using Kerberos should update.



Problem description

This update fixes two security-related bugs in pam_krb5. The first bug is the use of the wrong UID to change the file-permissions on the ticket file which causes Kerberos to stop working correctly. The second bug can make the PAM module crash due to a uninitialized variable.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh pam_krb5.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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