ALT Linux Bugzilla – #3094
Unable to build many Kerberos-aware programs without KerberosIV support
Last modified: 2005-09-13 15:42:49
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Disabling support for KerberosIV in 3.1.3 make nearly impossible to
build other Kerberos-based software for Sisyphus, since majority of them
do not provide any simple way to disable Kv4 functionality. So in many cases
removing kerberosIV dependencies requires to much work to be done hacking the
source code of the software.
Please, return KerberosIV support.
I'd vote against this suggestion.
Well, I have to make it clear for myself. As far as i understand, building
krb5 with --disable-kerberosIV prevents installing krb4 libraries and headers,
so it simply could not affect system security in any way, on other hand, it
makes it possible to build and use other (optional) software, witch may use
legacy (surely, much less secure) krb4 method. Such a software may or may not
be included in major distributions depending on security-team decision.
Not including krb4 soft cannot compromise system security in any manner,
as it were when complitely disabling krb4 support. So the choice is "prevent
anything KerberosIV-aware because user could use its krb4 functionality, and
it's bad" and "Provide user with a choice to use or not to use krb4-based
soft with no potential risk for system by default (since no app use krb4
Also I have to note, that many programs, I'm talking about, would use
Kerberos5 method by default, but have support for krb4 as well. As I already
said, majority of them could not be configured at build-time to not to use
I whould like to know the policy of security-team concerning support for
Kerberos technology in Sisyphus repository.
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