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FreeRADIUS: Multiple Denial of Service vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200409-29 / FreeRADIUS
Release Date September 22, 2004
Latest Revision May 22, 2006: 02
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
net-dialup/freeradius < 1.0.1 >= 1.0.1 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #60587


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

2.  Impact Information


FreeRADIUS is an open source RADIUS authentication server implementation.


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


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

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All FreeRADIUS users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge sync

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

4.  References


Page updated September 22, 2004

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