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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-0063

The Kerberos 4 support in KDC in MIT Kerberos 5 (krb5kdc) does not properly clear the unused portion of a buffer when generating an error message, which might allow remote attackers to obtain sensitive information, aka "Uninitialized stack values."
Publish Date : 2008-03-19 Last Update Date : 2018-10-15
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact None (There is no impact to the availability of the system.)
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 None
Vulnerability Type(s) OverflowObtain Information
CWE ID 119

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat moderate 2008-02-12 2008-03-18
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-0063 unix
DSA-1524 krb5 -- several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8094 unix
DSA-1524-1 krb5 - multiple vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20288 unix
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
RHSA-2008:0180: krb5 security update (Critical) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20080180 unix
RHSA-2008:0181: krb5 security update (Critical) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20080181 unix
The Kerberos 4 support in KDC in MIT Kerberos 5 (krb5kdc) does not properly clear the unused portion of a buffer when ge... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8916 unix
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- Products Affected By CVE-2008-0063

# 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-2008-0063
VUPEN ADV-2008-1102
VUPEN ADV-2008-1744
XF krb5-kdc-kerberos4-info-disclosure(41277)
VUPEN ADV-2008-0922
BID 28303 MIT Kerberos 5 KDC Multiple Memory Corruption Based Information Disclosure Vulnerabilities Release Date:2008-07-30
SECTRACK 1019627
BUGTRAQ 20080318 MITKRB5-SA-2008-001: double-free, uninitialized data vulnerabilities in krb5kdc
BUGTRAQ 20080319 rPSA-2008-0112-1 krb5 krb5-server krb5-services krb5-test krb5-workstation
BUGTRAQ 20080604 VMSA-2008-0009 Updates to VMware Workstation, VMware Player, VMware ACE, VMware Fusion, VMware Server, VMware VIX API, VMware ESX, VMware ESXi resolve critical security issues
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0182
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0164
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0180
APPLE APPLE-SA-2008-03-18
GENTOO GLSA-200803-31
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0181

- Vulnerability Conditions

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

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-0063

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