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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2016-3119


Original release date: 03/25/2016

Last revised: 03/28/2016




The process_db_args function in plugins/kdb/ldap/libkdb_ldap/ldap_principal2.c in the LDAP KDB module in kadmind in MIT Kerberos 5 (aka krb5) through 1.13.4 and 1.14.x through 1.14.1 mishandles the DB argument, which allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and daemon crash) via a crafted request to modify a principal.



CWE-476: NULL Pointer Dereference



CVSS Severity (version 3.0):

CVSS v3 Base Score: 5.3 Medium

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Impact Score: 3.6

Exploitability Score: 1.6


CVSS Version 3 Metrics:

Attack Vector (AV): Network

Attack Complexity (AC): High

Privileges Required (PR): Low

User Interaction (UI): None

Scope (S): Unchanged

Confidentiality (C): None

Integrity (I): None

Availability (A): High


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):

CVSS v2 Base Score: 3.5 LOW

Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)

Impact Subscore: 2.9

Exploitability Subscore: 6.8


CVSS Version 2 Metrics:

Access Vector: Network exploitable

Access Complexity: Medium

Authentication: Required to exploit

Impact Type: Allows disruption of service


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External Source: CONFIRM


Type: Patch Information



Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1+ OR* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.13.3

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.14.0* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.13.4

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5_1.3.3

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5_1.2:beta2

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5_1.2:beta1

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5_1.1.1

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5_1.1

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5_1.0.6

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5_1.0

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.9.4

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.9.3

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.9.2

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.9.1

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.9

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.8.6

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.8.5

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.8.4

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.8.3

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.8.2

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.8.1

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.8

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.7.1

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.7

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.6.2

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.6.1

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.6

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.5.3

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.5.2

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.5.1

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.5

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.4.4

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.4.3

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.4.2

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.4.1

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.4

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.3.6

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.3.5

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.3.4

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.3.3

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.3.2

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.3.1

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.3:alpha1

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.3

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.2.8

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.2.7

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.2.6

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.2.5

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.2.4

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.2.3

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.2.2

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.2.1

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.2

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.14:beta2

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.14:beta1

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.14:alpha1

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.14.1

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.13.2

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.13.1

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.13

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.12.3

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.12.2

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.12.1

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.12

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.11.5

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.11.4

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.11.3

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.11.2

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.11.1

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.11

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.10.4

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.10.3

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.10.2

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.10.1

* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.10* cpe:/a:mit:kerberos:5-1.1


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