Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2437-1 krb5 -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
07 Nov 2020
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2020-28196.
More information:

It was discovered that there was a denial of service vulnerability in the MIT Kerberos network authentication system, krb5. The lack of a limit in the ASN.1 decoder could lead to infinite recursion and allow an attacker to overrun the stack and cause the process to crash.

For Debian 9 Stretch, these problems have been fixed in version 1.15-1+deb9u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your krb5 packages.

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