Debian DSA-3930-1 : freeradius - security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 102371


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Guido Vranken discovered that FreeRADIUS, an open source implementation of RADIUS, the IETF protocol for AAA (Authorisation, Authentication, and Accounting), did not properly handle memory when processing packets. This would allow a remote attacker to cause a denial-of-service by application crash, or potentially execute arbitrary code.

All those issues are covered by this single DSA, but it's worth noting that not all issues affect all releases :

- CVE-2017-10978 and CVE-2017-10983 affect both jessie and stretch;
- CVE-2017-10979, CVE-2017-10980, CVE-2017-10981 and CVE-2017-10982 affect only jessie;

- CVE-2017-10984, CVE-2017-10985, CVE-2017-10986 and CVE-2017-10987 affect only stretch.


Upgrade the freeradius packages.

For the oldstable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 2.2.5+dfsg-0.2+deb8u1.

For the stable distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed in version 3.0.12+dfsg-5+deb9u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 102371

File Name: debian_DSA-3930.nasl

Version: 3.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/08/11

Updated: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

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

CVSS v3.0

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:debian:debian_linux:freeradius, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/08/10

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

DSA: 3930