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USN-5785-1: FreeRADIUS vulnerabilities

4 January 2023

Several security issues were fixed in FreeRADIUS.

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Releases

Packages

  • freeradius - high-performance and highly configurable RADIUS server

Details

It was discovered that FreeRADIUS incorrectly handled multiple EAP-pwd
handshakes. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of
service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. (CVE-2019-17185)

Shane Guan discovered that FreeRADIUS incorrectly handled memory when
checking unknown SIM option sent by EAP-SIM supplicant. An attacker could
possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service on the server. This
issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 ESM, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Ubuntu 20.04
LTS. (CVE-2022-41860)

It was discovered that FreeRADIUS incorrectly handled memory when
processing certain abinary attributes. An attacker could possibly use this
issue to cause a denial of service on the server. (CVE-2022-41861)

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 22.04
Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04

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