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CVE-2010-3697

Impact: Low
Public: 2010-05-30
Bugzilla: 639397: CVE-2010-3697 freeradius: crash when processing requests queued for more than 30 seconds

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The wait_for_child_to_die function in main/event.c in FreeRADIUS 2.1.x before 2.1.10, in certain circumstances involving long-term database outages, does not properly handle long queue times for requests, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (daemon crash) by sending many requests.

Find out more about CVE-2010-3697 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

Red Hat does not consider this to a security issue. In order for the crash condition to be observed, the RADIUS server must already be unresponsive for extended periods of time, the net result of which is that you cannot DoS an already-unresponsive server. Other specialized conditions are required as well, that make an attack using this flaw unviable.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score: 4.0
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P/
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Single Instance
Confidentiality Impact: None
Integrity Impact: None
Availability Impact: Partial

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