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

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

A stack-based buffer overflow was found in the way the FreeRADIUS
rlm_pap module handled long password hashes. An attacker able to make
radiusd process a malformed password hash could cause the daemon to
crash. (CVE-2014-2015)

The freeradius packages have been upgraded to upstream version 2.2.6,
which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the
previous version, including :

- The number of dictionaries have been updated.

- This update implements several Extensible Authentication
Protocol (EAP) improvements.

- A number of new expansions have been added, including:
%{randstr:...}, %{hex:...}, %{sha1:...}, %{base64:...},
%{tobase64:...}, and %{base64tohex:...}.

- Hexadecimal numbers (0x...) are now supported in
%{expr:...} expansions.

- This update adds operator support to the rlm_python

- The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and DHCP
relay code have been finalized.

- This update adds the rlm_cache module to cache arbitrary

This update also fixes the following bugs :

- The /var/log/radius/radutmp file was configured to
rotate at one-month intervals, even though this was
unnecessary. This update removes /var/log/radius/radutmp
from the installed logrotate utility configuration in
the /etc/logrotate.d/radiusd file, and
/var/log/radius/radutmp is no longer rotated.

- The radiusd service could not write the output file
created by the raddebug utility. The raddebug utility
now sets appropriate ownership to the output file,
allowing radiusd to write the output.

- After starting raddebug using the 'raddebug -t 0'
command, raddebug exited immediately. A typo in the
special case comparison has been fixed, and raddebug now
runs for 11.5 days in this situation.

- MS-CHAP authentication failed when the User-Name and
MS-CHAP-User-Name attributes used different encodings,
even when the user provided correct credentials. Now,
MS-CHAP authentication properly handles mismatching
character encodings. Authentication with correct
credentials no longer fails in this situation.

- Automatically generated default certificates used the
SHA-1 algorithm message digest, which is considered
insecure. The default certificates now use the more
secure SHA-256 algorithm message digest.

- During the Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP)
validation, radiusd terminated unexpectedly with a
segmentation fault after attempting to access the next
update field that was not provided by the OCSP
responder. Now, radiusd does not crash in this situation
and instead continues to complete the OCSP validation.

- Prior to this update, radiusd failed to work with some
of the more recent MikroTIK attributes, because the
installed directory.mikrotik file did not include them.
This update adds MikroTIK attributes with IDs up to 22
to dictionary.mikrotik, and radiusd now works as
expected with these attributes.

After installing this update, the radiusd service will be restarted

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 85192 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-2015

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