GLSA-202101-27 : FreeRADIUS: Root privilege escalation

medium Nessus Plugin ID 145429
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Synopsis

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-202101-27 (FreeRADIUS: Root privilege escalation)

It was discovered that Gentoo’s FreeRADIUS systemd unit set permissions on an unsafe directory on start.
Impact :

A local attacker could escalate privileges.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

Solution

All FreeRADIUS users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-dialup/freeradius-3.0.20-r1'

See Also

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/202101-27

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 145429

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-202101-27.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Published: 1/26/2021

Updated: 1/26/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:freeradius, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 1/26/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/26/2021

Reference Information

GLSA: 202101-27