RHEL 5 : freeradius (RHSA-2009:1451)

This script is Copyright (C) 2009-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated freeradius packages that fix a security issue are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

FreeRADIUS is a high-performance and highly configurable free Remote
Authentication Dial In User Service (RADIUS) server, designed to allow
centralized authentication and authorization for a network.

An input validation flaw was discovered in the way FreeRADIUS decoded
specific RADIUS attributes from RADIUS packets. A remote attacker
could use this flaw to crash the RADIUS daemon (radiusd) via a
specially crafted RADIUS packet. (CVE-2009-3111)

Users of FreeRADIUS are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. After
installing the update, radiusd will be restarted automatically.

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 41008 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0967