GLSA 200409-29: FreeRADIUS
Posted on: 09/22/2004 08:39 AM

A FreeRADIUS security update is available for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200409-29
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: FreeRADIUS: Multiple Denial of Service vulnerabilities
Date: September 22, 2004
Bugs: #60587
ID: 200409-29

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Synopsis
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Multiple Denial of Service vulnerabilities were found and fixed in FreeRADIUS.

Background
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FreeRADIUS is an open source RADIUS authentication server implementation.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-dialup/freeradius < 1.0.1 >= 1.0.1

Description
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There are undisclosed defects in the way FreeRADIUS handles incorrect received packets.

Impact
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A remote attacker could send specially-crafted packets to the FreeRADIUS server to deny service to other users by crashing the server.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All FreeRADIUS users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge sync

# emerge -pv ">=net-dialup/freeradius-1.0.1"
# emerge ">=net-dialup/freeradius-1.0.1"

References
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[ 1 ] FreeRADIUS Vulnerability Notifications
http://www.freeradius.org/security.html

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200409-29.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2004 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0


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