USN-4290-2: libpam-radius-auth vulnerability

03 March 2020

libpam-radius-auth could be made to crash if it received specially crafted network traffic.

Releases

Packages

  • libpam-radius-auth - The PAM RADIUS authentication module

Details

USN-4290-1 fixed a vulnerability in libpam-radius-auth. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM and Ubuntu 14.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that libpam-radius-auth incorrectly handled certain long
passwords. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause
libpam-radius-auth to crash, resulting in a denial of service.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References

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