GLSA-200409-29 : FreeRADIUS: Multiple Denial of Service vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 14797


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200409-29 (FreeRADIUS: Multiple Denial of Service vulnerabilities)

There are undisclosed defects in the way FreeRADIUS handles incorrect received packets.
Impact :

A remote attacker could send specially crafted packets to the FreeRADIUS server to deny service to other users by crashing the server.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All FreeRADIUS users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync # emerge -pv '>=net-dialup/freeradius-1.0.1' # emerge '>=net-dialup/freeradius-1.0.1'

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 14797

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200409-29.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/09/23

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

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: 2004/09/22

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2003/10/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0938, CVE-2004-0960, CVE-2004-0961

OSVDB: 5319, 10178, 11807

GLSA: 200409-29