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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2006-6144

The "mechglue" abstraction interface of the GSS-API library for Kerberos 5 1.5 through 1.5.1, as used in Kerberos administration daemon (kadmind) and other products that use this library, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via unspecified vectors that cause mechglue to free uninitialized pointers.
Publish Date : 2006-12-31 Last Update Date : 2018-10-17
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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

- 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
Not vulnerable. Mandriva 2007.0 and earlier ship with Kerberos 5 version 1.4.x and as a result are not vulnerable to these issues.
Source: Mandriva

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2006-6144 unix
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- Products Affected By CVE-2006-6144

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application MIT Kerberos 5-1.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application MIT Kerberos 5-1.5.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
MIT Kerberos 2

- References For CVE-2006-6144 CONFIRM
XF kerberos-gssapi-code-execution(31417)
VUPEN ADV-2007-0112
CERT TA07-009B
VUPEN ADV-2007-0111
BID 21975 MIT Kerberos Administration Daemon Free Pointers Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Release Date:2009-05-15
OPENPKG OpenPKG-SA-2007.006
BUGTRAQ 20070109 MITKRB5-SA-2006-003: kadmind (via GSS-API lib) frees uninitialized pointers
CERT-VN VU#831452
GENTOO GLSA-200701-21
SECTRACK 1017494
SUSE SUSE-SA:2007:004

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2006-6144

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