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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2006-6143

The RPC library in Kerberos 5 1.4 through 1.4.4, and 1.5 through 1.5.1, as used in Kerberos administration daemon (kadmind) and other products that use this library, calls an uninitialized function pointer in freed memory, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors.
Publish Date : 2006-12-31 Last Update Date : 2008-11-15
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access Admin
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of ServiceExecute Code
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Vendor Statements

Not vulnerable. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, and 4 ship with versions of Kerberos 5 prior to version 1.4 and are therefore not affected by these vulnerabilities. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch.
Source: Redhat

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2006-6143 unix
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- Products Affected By CVE-2006-6143

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application MIT Kerberos 5-1.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application MIT Kerberos 5-1.4.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application MIT Kerberos 5-1.4.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application MIT Kerberos 5-1.4.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application MIT Kerberos 5-1.4.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application MIT Kerberos 5-1.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application MIT Kerberos 5-1.5.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
MIT Kerberos 7

- References For CVE-2006-6143
SUSE SUSE-SA:2007:004
GENTOO GLSA-200701-21
VUPEN ADV-2007-0111
SECTRACK 1017493
VUPEN ADV-2007-1470
OPENPKG OpenPKG-SA-2007.006
BUGTRAQ 20070109 MITKRB5-SA-2006-002: kadmind (via RPC lib) calls uninitialized function pointer
BID 21970 MIT Kerberos 5 RPC Library Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Release Date:2007-04-20
XF kerberos-rpc-code-execution(31422) CONFIRM
CERT TA07-109A
CERT TA07-009B
CERT-VN VU#481564
APPLE APPLE-SA-2007-04-19

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2006-6143

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit for more information)

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