GLSA-201406-12 : FreeRADIUS: Arbitrary code execution

High Nessus Plugin ID 76063


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201406-12 (FreeRADIUS: Arbitrary code execution)

Large passwords can trigger a stack-based buffer overflow in FreeRADIUS’s rlm_pap module when authenticating against an LDAP server.
Impact :

An authenticated user could set a specially crafted long password, possibly leading to arbitrary code execution or a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All FreeRADIUS users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-dialup/freeradius-2.2.5'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 76063

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201406-12.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/06/16

Modified: 2016/05/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:freeradius, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/06/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-2015

BID: 65581

OSVDB: 103421

GLSA: 201406-12