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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2004-0642

Double free vulnerabilities in the error handling code for ASN.1 decoders in the (1) Key Distribution Center (KDC) library and (2) client library for MIT Kerberos 5 (krb5) 1.3.4 and earlier may allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.
Publish Date : 2004-09-28 Last Update Date : 2021-02-02
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
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) Execute Code
CWE ID 415

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat critical 2004-08-31
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
Double free vulnerabilities in the error handling code for ASN.1 decoders in the (1) Key Distribution Center (KDC) libra... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10709 unix
Kerberos 5 KDC ASN.1 Error Handling Double-free Vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:4936 unix
RHSA-2004:350: krb5 security update (Critical) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20040350 unix
RHSA-2004:350: krb5 security update (Critical) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:2004350 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-2004-0642

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Debian Debian Linux 3.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application MIT Kerberos 5 * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Desktop 3.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Server 3.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Workstation 3.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Debian Debian Linux 1
MIT Kerberos 5 1
Redhat Enterprise Linux Desktop 1
Redhat Enterprise Linux Server 1
Redhat Enterprise Linux Workstation 1

- References For CVE-2004-0642
XF kerberos-kdc-double-free(17157)
BID 11078 MIT Kerberos 5 Multiple Double-Free Vulnerabilities Release Date:2009-07-12
BUGTRAQ 20040913 [OpenPKG-SA-2004.039] OpenPKG Security Advisory (kerberos)
TRUSTIX 2004-0045
REDHAT RHSA-2004:350
CERT-VN VU#795632
CERT TA04-247A
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:4936
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10709

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2004-0642

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