Debian DLA-1064-1 : freeradius security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 102784


The remote Debian host is missing a security 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.

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 2.1.12+dfsg-1.2+deb7u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your freeradius packages.

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


Upgrade the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 102784

File Name: debian_DLA-1064.nasl

Version: 3.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/08/28

Updated: 2018/07/09

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:freeradius-common, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:freeradius-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:freeradius-dialupadmin, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:freeradius-iodbc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:freeradius-krb5, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:freeradius-ldap, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:freeradius-mysql, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:freeradius-postgresql, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:freeradius-utils, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libfreeradius-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libfreeradius2, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

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: 2017/08/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-10978, CVE-2017-10979, CVE-2017-10980, CVE-2017-10981, CVE-2017-10982, CVE-2017-10983