Scientific Linux Security Update : freeradius on SL6.x i386/x86_64

This script is Copyright (C) 2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

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.

A buffer overflow flaw was discovered in the way radiusd handled the
expiration date field in X.509 client certificates. A remote attacker
could possibly use this flaw to crash radiusd if it were configured to
use the certificate or TLS tunnelled authentication methods (such as
EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, and PEAP). (CVE-2012-3547)

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 :

http://www.nessus.org/u?58526582

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 62427 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-3547