Scientific Linux Security Update : freeradius on SL5.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60666


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


CVE-2009-3111 FreeRADIUS: Missing check for Tunnel-Password attributes with zero length (DoS) -- re-appearance of CVE-2003-0967

An input validation flaw was discovered in the way FreeRADIUS decoded specific RADIUS attributes from RADIUS packets. A remote attacker could use this flaw to crash the RADIUS daemon (radiusd) via a specially crafted RADIUS packet. (CVE-2009-3111)

After installing the update, radiusd will be restarted automatically.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60666

File Name: sl_20090917_freeradius_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2014/08/16

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: 2009/09/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0967, CVE-2009-3111