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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2004-1189

The add_to_history function in svr_principal.c in libkadm5srv for MIT Kerberos 5 (krb5) up to 1.3.5, when performing a password change, does not properly track the password policy's history count and the maximum number of keys, which can cause an array index out-of-bounds error and may allow authenticated users to execute arbitrary code via a heap-based buffer overflow.
Publish Date : 2004-12-31 Last Update Date : 2021-02-02
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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) Execute CodeOverflow
CWE ID 787

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat moderate 2004-12-14 2004-12-21
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
RHSA-2005:012: krb5 security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20050012 unix
RHSA-2005:012: krb5 security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:2005012 unix
RHSA-2005:045: krb5 security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:2005045 unix
RHSA-2005:045: krb5 security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20050045 unix
The add_to_history function in svr_principal.c in libkadm5srv for MIT Kerberos 5 (krb5) up to 1.3.5, when performing a p... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11911 unix
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- Products Affected By CVE-2004-1189

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application MIT Kerberos 5 * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
MIT Kerberos 5 1

- References For CVE-2004-1189
XF kerberos-libkadm5srv-bo(18621)
BUGTRAQ 20041220 MITKRB5-SA-2004-004: heap overflow in libkadm5srv
BUGTRAQ 20050110 [USN-58-1] MIT Kerberos server vulnerability
APPLE APPLE-SA-2005-08-17
REDHAT RHSA-2005:045
TRUSTIX 2004-0069
APPLE APPLE-SA-2005-08-15
REDHAT RHSA-2005:012
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11911

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2004-1189

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