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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2004-0644

The asn1buf_skiptail function in the ASN.1 decoder library for MIT Kerberos 5 (krb5) 1.2.2 through 1.3.4 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) via a certain BER encoding.
Publish Date : 2004-09-28 Last Update Date : 2020-01-21
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of Service
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat important 2004-08-31
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
Kerberos 5 ASN.1 Library DoS oval:org.mitre.oval:def:2139 unix
RHSA-2004:350: krb5 security update (Critical) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:2004350 unix
RHSA-2004:350: krb5 security update (Critical) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20040350 unix
The asn1buf_skiptail function in the ASN.1 decoder library for MIT Kerberos 5 (krb5) 1.2.2 through 1.3.4 allows remote a... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10014 unix
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- Products Affected By CVE-2004-0644

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application MIT Kerberos 5 1.2.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application MIT Kerberos 5 1.2.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application MIT Kerberos 5 1.2.4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application MIT Kerberos 5 1.2.5 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application MIT Kerberos 5 1.2.6 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application MIT Kerberos 5 1.2.7 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application MIT Kerberos 5 1.2.8 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application MIT Kerberos 5 1.3 Alpha1 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application MIT Kerberos 5 1.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application MIT Kerberos 5 1.3.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application MIT Kerberos 5 1.3.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application MIT Kerberos 5 1.3.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application MIT Kerberos 5 1.3.4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
MIT Kerberos 5 13

- References For CVE-2004-0644
BUGTRAQ 20040913 [OpenPKG-SA-2004.039] OpenPKG Security Advisory (kerberos)
REDHAT RHSA-2004:350
BID 11079 MIT Kerberos 5 ASN.1 Decoder Denial Of Service Vulnerability Release Date:2009-07-12
GENTOO GLSA-200409-09
CERT-VN VU#550464
TRUSTIX 2004-0045
XF kerberos-asn1-library-dos(17160)
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:2139
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10014

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2004-0644

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