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USN-511-1: Kerberos vulnerability

4 September 2007

Kerberos vulnerability




It was discovered that the libraries handling RPCSEC_GSS did not correctly
validate the size of certain packet structures. An unauthenticated remote
user could send a specially crafted request and execute arbitrary code
with root privileges.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 7.04
Ubuntu 6.10
Ubuntu 6.06

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the
necessary changes.