Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.04 : freeradius vulnerabilities (USN-3369-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 102033


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


Guido Vranken discovered that FreeRADIUS incorrectly handled memory when decoding packets. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause FreeRADIUS to crash or hang, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected freeradius package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 102033

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3369-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/07/28

Modified: 2018/01/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:freeradius, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:17.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/07/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-10978, CVE-2017-10979, CVE-2017-10980, CVE-2017-10981, CVE-2017-10982, CVE-2017-10983, CVE-2017-10984, CVE-2017-10985, CVE-2017-10986, CVE-2017-10987

OSVDB: 161144, 161145, 161146, 161147, 161148, 161149, 161150, 161151, 161152, 161153

USN: 3369-1