Fedora 16 : freeradius-2.2.0-0.fc16 (2012-15743)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 62603


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


This updates to the current upstream 2.2.0 release which is configuration compatible with the prior 2.1.12.

Version 2.2.0 includes a security fix for CVE-2012-3547 Stack-based buffer overflow

This update also includes a fix to prevent .rpmsave and .rpmnew files from being read from the configuration directories.

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


Update the affected freeradius package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 62603

File Name: fedora_2012-15743.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/10/18

Modified: 2015/10/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:freeradius, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:16

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/10/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3547

BID: 55483

FEDORA: 2012-15743