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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2011-0285

The process_chpw_request function in schpw.c in the password-changing functionality in kadmind in MIT Kerberos 5 (aka krb5) 1.7 through 1.9 frees an invalid pointer, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (daemon crash) via a crafted request that triggers an error condition.
Publish Date : 2011-04-15 Last Update Date : 2020-01-21
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
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 ServiceExecute Code

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat moderate
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P 2011-04-08 2011-04-08
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2011-0285 unix
DEPRECATED: ELSA-2011-0447 -- krb5 security update (moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:28014 unix
ELSA-2011:0447: krb5 security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:23152 unix
RHSA-2011:0447: krb5 security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21874 unix
RHSA-2011:0447: krb5 security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20110447 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2011-0285

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application MIT Kerberos 5 1.7 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application MIT Kerberos 5 1.7.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application MIT Kerberos 5 1.8 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application MIT Kerberos 5 1.8.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application MIT Kerberos 5 1.8.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application MIT Kerberos 5 1.8.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application MIT Kerberos 5 1.9 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
MIT Kerberos 5 7

- References For CVE-2011-0285
BID 47310 MIT Kerberos kadmind Change Password Feature Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Release Date:2012-01-23
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2011:0348
SECTRACK 1025320
VUPEN ADV-2011-0997
VUPEN ADV-2011-0986
REDHAT RHSA-2011:0447
OSVDB 71789 Kerberos kadmind Unspecified Packet Handling Remote DoS Kerberos kadmind Unspecified Packet Handling Remote DoS
BUGTRAQ 20110413 MITKRB5-SA-2011-004 kadmind invalid pointer free() [CVE-2011-0285]

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2011-0285

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