Debian LTS: Security Advisory for libpam-radius-auth (DLA-2116-1)

Published: 2020-02-23 04:00:15
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Summary:
The remote host is missing an update for the 'libpam-radius-auth' Linux Distribution Package(s) announced via the DLA-2116-1 advisory.

Detection Method:
Checks if a vulnerable Linux Distribution Package version is present on the target host.

Technical Details:
A vulnerability was found in pam_radius: the password length check was done incorrectly in the add_password() function in pam_radius_auth.c, resulting in a stack based buffer overflow. This could be used to crash (DoS) an application using the PAM stack for authentication.

Affected Versions:
'libpam-radius-auth' Linux Distribution Package(s) on Debian Linux.

Recommendations:
For Debian 8 'Jessie', this problem has been fixed in version 1.3.16-4.4+deb8u1. We recommend that you upgrade your libpam-radius-auth Linux Distribution Packages.

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2015-9542

CVE Analysis

https://www.mageni.net/cve/CVE-2015-9542

References:

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2020/02/msg00023.html
https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/DLA-2116-1
https://bugs.debian.org/951396

Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
5.0
Published
2020-02-23
Modified
2020-02-23
Category
Debian Local Security Checks

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