Scientific Linux Security Update : freeradius on SL3.0.x , SL4.x, SL5.x

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60178


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A memory leak flaw was found in the way FreeRADIUS parses certain authentication requests. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted authentication request which could cause FreeRADIUS to leak a small amount of memory. If enough of these requests are sent, the FreeRADIUS daemon would consume a vast quantity of system memory leading to a possible denial of service. (CVE-2007-2028)


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60178

File Name: sl_20070510_freeradius_on_SL3_0_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

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: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/05/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-2028