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solutions Security update for krb5 SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (b25610d8b470e16c60af96095d35faae)

Applies to

Package: krb5
krb5-server
krb5-devel
Product(s): SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP1 for x86
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP1 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
SLE SDK 10 SP1 for x86
SLE SDK 10 SP1 for IPF
SLE SDK 10 SP1 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SLE SDK 10 SP1 for IBM zSeries
SLE SDK 10 SP1 for X86-64
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for x86
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for IPF
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for IBM POWER
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Zypp-Patch-Number: 3821
Release: 20070702
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone using kerberos should update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

This update fixes a stack-based buffer overflow in kadmind which can be exploited by authenticated remote users to gain root. (CVE-2007-2798)
Additionally two bugs in the RPC library of kadmind were fixed that can lead to remote system compromise. (CVE-2007-2442, CVE-2007-2443)
Note that third-party applications using the RPC library are vulnerable, too.

Solution

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 krb5.rpm krb5-server.rpm krb5-devel.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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