AlmaLinux 8 : freeradius:3.0 (ALSA-2023:2870)

high Nessus Plugin ID 176174


The remote AlmaLinux host is missing one or more security updates.


The remote AlmaLinux 8 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ALSA-2023:2870 advisory.

- In freeradius, the EAP-PWD function compute_password_element() leaks information about the password which allows an attacker to substantially reduce the size of an offline dictionary attack. (CVE-2022-41859)

- In freeradius, when an EAP-SIM supplicant sends an unknown SIM option, the server will try to look that option up in the internal dictionaries. This lookup will fail, but the SIM code will not check for that failure. Instead, it will dereference a NULL pointer, and cause the server to crash. (CVE-2022-41860)

- A flaw was found in freeradius. A malicious RADIUS client or home server can send a malformed abinary attribute which can cause the server to crash. (CVE-2022-41861)

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues 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: 176174

File Name: alma_linux_ALSA-2023-2870.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Published: 5/20/2023

Updated: 5/20/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-41859


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:H/I:N/A:N

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:freeradius, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:freeradius-devel, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:freeradius-doc, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:freeradius-krb5, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:freeradius-ldap, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:freeradius-mysql, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:freeradius-perl, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:freeradius-postgresql, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:freeradius-rest, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:freeradius-sqlite, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:freeradius-unixodbc, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:freeradius-utils, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:python3-freeradius, cpe:/o:alma:linux:8, cpe:/o:alma:linux:8::appstream, cpe:/o:alma:linux:8::baseos, cpe:/o:alma:linux:8::highavailability, cpe:/o:alma:linux:8::nfv, cpe:/o:alma:linux:8::powertools, cpe:/o:alma:linux:8::realtime, cpe:/o:alma:linux:8::resilientstorage, cpe:/o:alma:linux:8::sap, cpe:/o:alma:linux:8::sap_hana, cpe:/o:alma:linux:8::supplementary

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/16/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/7/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-41859, CVE-2022-41860, CVE-2022-41861

CWE: 20, 200, 400, 476, 522