Debian Security Advisory
DSA-4944-1 krb5 -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 25 Jul 2021
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 991365.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2021-36222.
- More information:
It was discovered that the Key Distribution Center (KDC) in krb5, the MIT implementation of Kerberos, is prone to a NULL pointer dereference flaw. An unauthenticated attacker can take advantage of this flaw to cause a denial of service (KDC crash) by sending a request containing a PA-ENCRYPTED-CHALLENGE padata element without using FAST.
For the stable distribution (buster), this problem has been fixed in version 1.17-3+deb10u2.
We recommend that you upgrade your krb5 packages.
For the detailed security status of krb5 please refer to its security tracker page at: https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/krb5