Threat Encyclopedia

RHSA-2021:1593-Security Advisory

Description

The vulnerabilities in the following products could cause the system to become vulnerable to malicious security attack: krb5

Analysis

Kerberos is a network authentication system, which can improve the security of your network by eliminating the insecure practice of sending passwords over the network in unencrypted form. It allows clients and servers to authenticate to each other with the help of a trusted third party, the Kerberos key distribution center (KDC). Security Fix(es): krb5: unbounded recursion via an ASN.1-encoded Kerberos message in lib/krb5/asn.1/asn1_encode.c may lead to DoS (CVE-2020-28196) For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS score, acknowledgments, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in the References section. Additional Changes: For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.4 Release Notes linked from the References section. SolutionFor details on how to apply this update, which includes the changes described in this advisory, refer to:https://access.redhat.com/articles/11258 After installing the updated packages, running Kerberos services (krb5kdc, kadmin, and kprop) will be restarted automatically.

Affected Products

krb5

CVE References

CVE-2020-28196