Scientific Linux Security Update : freeradius on SL3.0.x , SL4.x, SL5.x

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

A memory leak flaw was found in the way FreeRADIUS parses certain
authentication requests. A remote attacker could send a specially
crafted authentication request which could cause FreeRADIUS to leak a
small amount of memory. If enough of these requests are sent, the
FreeRADIUS daemon would consume a vast quantity of system memory
leading to a possible denial of service. (CVE-2007-2028)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?8b4a86d6

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60178 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-2028