GLSA 200604-03 FreeRADIUS: Authentication bypass in EAP-MSCHAPv2 module
Posted on: 04/04/2006 10:32 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - FreeRADIUS: Authentication bypass in EAP-MSCHAPv2 module. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200604-03
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: FreeRADIUS: Authentication bypass in EAP-MSCHAPv2 module
Date: April 04, 2006
Bugs: #127229
ID: 200604-03

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Synopsis
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The EAP-MSCHAPv2 module of FreeRADIUS is affected by a validation issue
which causes some authentication checks to be bypassed.

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 lt; 1.1.1 gt;= 1.1.1
lt; 1.0.0

Description
===========

FreeRADIUS suffers from insufficient input validation in the
EAP-MSCHAPv2 state machine.

Impact
======

An attacker could cause the server to bypass authentication checks by
manipulating the EAP-MSCHAPv2 client state machine.

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 --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=net-dialup/freeradius-1.1.1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2006-1354
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-1354
[ 2 ] 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-200604-03.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 2006 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/2.0



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