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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2007-5901

Use-after-free vulnerability in the gss_indicate_mechs function in lib/gssapi/mechglue/g_initialize.c in MIT Kerberos 5 (krb5) has unknown impact and attack vectors. NOTE: this might be the result of a typo in the source code.
Publish Date : 2007-12-05 Last Update Date : 2013-07-23
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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.)
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Vulnerability Type(s)
CWE ID 399

- Vendor Statements

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw.
Source: Redhat

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low 2007-11-15 2007-11-14
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
ELSA-2008:0164: krb5 security and bugfix update (Critical) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22707 unix
RHSA-2008:0164: krb5 security and bugfix update (Critical) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20080164 unix
Use-after-free vulnerability in the gss_indicate_mechs function in lib/gssapi/mechglue/g_initialize.c in MIT Kerberos 5 ... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11451 unix
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- Products Affected By CVE-2007-5901

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application MIT Kerberos 5 1.6.3 Kdc Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
MIT Kerberos 5 1

- References For CVE-2007-5901 CONFIRM
GENTOO GLSA-200803-31
FULLDISC 20071208 Venustech reports of MIT krb5 vulns [CVE-2007-5894 CVE-2007-5901 CVE-2007-5902 CVE-2007-5971 CVE-2007-5972]
FULLDISC 20071208 MIT Kerberos 5: Multiple vulnerabilities
OSVDB 43346
APPLE APPLE-SA-2008-03-18
BID 26750 MIT Kerberos Multiple Memory Corruption Vulnerabilities Release Date:2010-05-19
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0164

- Vulnerability Conditions

Vulnerability is valid if product versions listed below are used TOGETHER WITH(AND)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2007-5901

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