USN-832-1: FreeRADIUS vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-832-1

16th September, 2009

freeradius vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

Software description

  • freeradius

Details

It was discovered that FreeRADIUS did not correctly handle certain
malformed attributes. A remote attacker could exploit this flaw and cause
the FreeRADIUS server to crash, resulting in a denial of service.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS:
freeradius 1.1.7-1ubuntu0.2

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the
necessary changes.

References

CVE-2009-3111