GLSA-200704-14 : FreeRADIUS: Denial of Service

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25059


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200704-14 (FreeRADIUS: Denial of Service)

The Coverity Scan project has discovered a memory leak within the handling of certain malformed Diameter format values inside an EAP-TTLS tunnel.
Impact :

A remote attacker could send a large amount of specially crafted packets to a FreeRADIUS server using EAP-TTLS authentication and exhaust all memory, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All FreeRADIUS users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-dialup/freeradius-1.1.6'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 25059

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200704-14.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/04/19

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: 2007/04/17

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/04/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-2028

OSVDB: 34912

GLSA: 200704-14