MIT Kerberos Development Team Information for VU#738331
Domain Name System (DNS) resolver libraries vulnerable to read buffer overflow
- Vendor Information Help Date Notified: 23 Aug 2002
- Statement Date:
- Date Updated: 16 Oct 2002
We don't ship a resolver implementation as part of MIT krb5. Our code does call res_search() in a potentially unsafe manner, but seems to only result in a read overrun. Also, it is primarily client-side code that calls res_search(), so denial of service attacks against servers are unlikely.
This will be fixed in an upcoming release of MIT krb5. The MIT Kerberos Team is not issuing a patch at this time, as we believe that the vulnerability is limited to a client-side denial of service.
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