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Kerberos ASN.1 GeneralizedTime Decoder Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5483

The asn1_decode_generaltime function in lib/krb5/asn.1/asn1_decode.c in the ASN.1 GeneralizedTime decoder in MIT Kerberos 5 (aka krb5) before 1.6.4 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (daemon crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via vectors involving an invalid DER encoding that triggers a free of an uninitialized pointer.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • VMWare ESX Server 3
  • VMWare ESX Server 4.0
  • VMWare ESX Server 3.5
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2009-0846
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