4885 : MIT Kerberos 5 GSSFTP FTP Command Restriction Issue
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MIT Kerberos GSSFTP contains a flaw that may allow a remote denial of service. The issue is triggered when GSSFTP fails to check user credentials while executing specific FTP commands, and will result in loss of availability for the system. If the user is allready authenticated with a local account, the same flaw could be exploited in order to obtain administrative (root) privileges on the system.


Location: Local Access Required, Remote / Network Access
Impact: Loss of Integrity, Loss of Availability
Exploit: Exploit Unknown


Currently, there are no known workarounds or upgrades to correct this issue. However, MIT has released a patch to address this vulnerability.


Kerberos 5
5.0 -1.1
5.0 -1.1.1
5.0 -1.2beta1
5.0 -1.2beta2



Unknown or Incomplete

CVSSv2 Score

CVSSv2 Base Score = 10.0
Source: nvd.nist.gov | Generated: 2003-12-31 | Disagree?

Access_vector_2 Access_complexity_2 Authentication_2 Confidentiality_impact_2 Integrity_impact_2 Availability_impact_2


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