Intrusion Prevention

MIT.Kerberos.5.recvauth.Invalid.Memory.Access

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Denial of Service vulnerability in MIT Kerberos.
The vulnerability is due to a NULL pointer dereference error when vulnerable module handles a maliciously crafted packet. A remote attacker may be able to exploit this to cause a denial of service condition on the affected system via a maliciously crafted packet.

Affected Products

MIT Kerberos krb5-1.13.1 and prior

Impact

Denial of Service: Remote attackers can crash vulnerable systems or services

Recommended Actions

Apply the most recent upgrade or patch from the vendor.
https://github.com/krb5/krb5/commit/102bb6ebf20f9174130c85c3b052ae104e5073ec

CVE References

CVE-2014-5355