CentOS 8 : freeradius:3.0 (CESA-2020:4799)

high Nessus Plugin ID 146001


The remote CentOS host is missing a security update.


The remote CentOS Linux 8 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the CESA-2020:4799 advisory.

- freeradius: eap-pwd: DoS issues due to multithreaded BN_CTX access (CVE-2019-17185)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 146001

File Name: centos8_RHSA-2020-4799.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/1/2021

Updated: 2/8/2023

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-17185


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:centos:centos:8, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:freeradius, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:freeradius-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:freeradius-doc, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:freeradius-krb5, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:freeradius-ldap, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:freeradius-mysql, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:freeradius-perl, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:freeradius-postgresql, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:freeradius-rest, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:freeradius-sqlite, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:freeradius-unixodbc, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:freeradius-utils, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:python3-freeradius

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/CentOS/release, Host/CentOS/rpm-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/4/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/21/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-17185

RHSA: 2020:4799