Public Date:
1066761: CVE-2014-2015 freeradius: stack-based buffer overflow flaw in rlm_pap module
A stack-based buffer overflow was found in the way the FreeRADIUS rlm_pap module handled long password hashes. An attacker able to make radiusd process a malformed password hash could cause the daemon to crash.

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This issue affects the versions of freeradius2 as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is now in Production 3 Phase of the support and maintenance life cycle. This has been rated as having Moderate security impact and is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates. For additional information, refer to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Life Cycle:

This issue did not affect the versions of freeradius as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 7.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 6.5
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication Single
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (freeradius) RHSA-2015:1287 2015-07-20

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 freeradius Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 freeradius2 Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 freeradius Not affected
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