Scientific Linux Security Update : freeradius on SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

CVE-2009-3111 FreeRADIUS: Missing check for Tunnel-Password attributes
with zero length (DoS) -- re-appearance of CVE-2003-0967

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)

After installing the update, radiusd will be restarted automatically.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?06a7b8b4

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: 60666 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0967
CVE-2009-3111