Scientific Linux Security Update : freeradius on SL5.x i386/x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60666
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionCVE-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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.