GLSA-200409-29 : FreeRADIUS: Multiple Denial of Service vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200409-29
(FreeRADIUS: Multiple Denial of Service vulnerabilities)

There are undisclosed defects in the way FreeRADIUS handles incorrect
received packets.

Impact :

A remote attacker could send specially crafted packets to the
FreeRADIUS server to deny service to other users by crashing the

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All FreeRADIUS users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv '>=net-dialup/freeradius-1.0.1'
# emerge '>=net-dialup/freeradius-1.0.1'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14797 (gentoo_GLSA-200409-29.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0938