Ubuntu 8.04 LTS : freeradius vulnerability (USN-832-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 41006


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


It was discovered that FreeRADIUS did not correctly handle certain malformed attributes. A remote attacker could exploit this flaw and cause the FreeRADIUS server to crash, resulting in a denial of service.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 41006

File Name: ubuntu_USN-832-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/09/17

Modified: 2016/05/27

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:canonical:ubuntu_linux:freeradius, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:freeradius-dbg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:freeradius-dialupadmin, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:freeradius-iodbc, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:freeradius-krb5, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:freeradius-ldap, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:freeradius-mysql, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:freeradius-postgresql, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2009/09/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3111

OSVDB: 57897

USN: 832-1