Description** DISPUTED ** The reply function in ftpd.c in the gssftp ftpd in MIT Kerberos 5 (krb5) does not initialize the length variable when auth_type has a certain value, which has unknown impact and remote authenticated attack vectors. NOTE: the original disclosure misidentifies the conditions under which the uninitialized variable is used. NOTE: the vendor disputes this issue, stating " The 'length' variable is only uninitialized if 'auth_type' is neither the 'KERBEROS_V4' nor 'GSSAPI'; this condition cannot occur in the unmodified source code."
Overall state of this security issue: Resolved
This issue is currently rated as having critical severity.
|National Vulnerability Database|
- SUSE-SR:2008:002, published Fri, 25 Jan 2008 16:00:00 +0000
List of released packages
|Product(s)||Fixed package version(s)||References|
|SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1|| |
|SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2|| |
|SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3|| |
|SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4|| |
|SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11 SP4|| |
Status of this issue by product and package
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