Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : freeradius (MDVSA-2013:038)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 66052


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


Updated freeradius packages fixes security vulnerabilities :

It was found that the unix module ignored the password expiration setting in /etc/shadow. If FreeRADIUS was configured to use this module for user authentication, this flaw could allow users with an expired password to successfully authenticate, even though their access should have been denied (CVE-2011-4966).

Stack-based buffer overflow in the cbtls_verify function in FreeRADIUS 2.1.10 through 2.1.12, when using TLS-based EAP methods, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (server crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a long not after timestamp in a client certificate (CVE-2012-3547).


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 66052

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2013-038.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/04/20

Modified: 2013/11/25

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:mandriva:linux:freeradius, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:freeradius-krb5, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:freeradius-ldap, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:freeradius-mysql, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:freeradius-postgresql, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:freeradius-sqlite, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:freeradius-unixODBC, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:freeradius-web, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64freeradius-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64freeradius1, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/04/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-4966, CVE-2012-3547

BID: 55483, 57177

MDVSA: 2013:038

MGASA: 2012-0304, 2013-0026