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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 202011-17
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 Severity: Low
    Title: MIT Kerberos 5: Denial of service
     Date: November 16, 2020
     Bugs: #753281
       ID: 202011-17

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Synopsis
=======
A vulnerability in MIT Kerberos 5 could lead to a Denial of Service
condition.

Background
=========
The MIT Kerberos 5 implementation provides a command line telnet client
which is used for remote login via the telnet protocol.

Affected packages
================
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  app-crypt/mit-krb5         < 1.18.2-r2              >= 1.18.2-r2 

Description
==========
It was discovered that MIT Kerberos network authentication system,
krb5, did not properly handle ASN.1-encoded Kerberos messages.

Impact
=====
A remote attacker could send a specially crafted Kerberos message,
possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround
=========
There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
=========
All MIT Kerberos 5 users should upgrade to the latest version:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-crypt/mit-krb5-1.18.2-r2"

References
=========
[ 1 ] CVE-2020-28196
      https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2020-28196

Availability
===========
This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

 https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/202011-17

Concerns?
========
Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
======
Copyright 2020 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/

Gentoo: GLSA-202011-17: MIT Kerberos 5: Denial of service

A vulnerability in MIT Kerberos 5 could lead to a Denial of Service condition.

Summary

It was discovered that MIT Kerberos network authentication system, krb5, did not properly handle ASN.1-encoded Kerberos messages.

Resolution

All MIT Kerberos 5 users should upgrade to the latest version: # emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-crypt/mit-krb5-1.18.2-r2"

References

[ 1 ] CVE-2020-28196 https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2020-28196

Availability

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website: https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/202011-17

Concerns

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at https://bugs.gentoo.org.

Severity
Severity: Low
Title: MIT Kerberos 5: Denial of service
Date: November 16, 2020
Bugs: #753281
ID: 202011-17

Synopsis

A vulnerability in MIT Kerberos 5 could lead to a Denial of Service condition.

Background

The MIT Kerberos 5 implementation provides a command line telnet client which is used for remote login via the telnet protocol.

Affected Packages

------------------------------------------------------------------- Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected ------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 app-crypt/mit-krb5 < 1.18.2-r2 >= 1.18.2-r2

Impact

===== A remote attacker could send a specially crafted Kerberos message, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

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