Bug 1456697 (CVE-2017-9148) - CVE-2017-9148 freeradius: TLS resumption authentication bypass
Summary: CVE-2017-9148 freeradius: TLS resumption authentication bypass
Alias: CVE-2017-9148
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
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Depends On: 1456698 1458746 1459131
Blocks: 1456700
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2017-05-30 07:48 UTC by Andrej Nemec
Modified: 2019-06-08 22:02 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

Fixed In Version: freeradius 3.0.14
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An authentication bypass flaw was found in the way the EAP module in FreeRADIUS handled TLS session resumption. A remote unauthenticated attacker could potentially use this flaw to bypass the inner authentication check in FreeRADIUS by resuming an older unauthenticated TLS session.
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2017-07-25 21:11:01 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Backported fix for FreeRADIUS 3.0.4 (1.39 KB, patch)
2017-06-15 10:00 UTC, Dhiru Kholia
no flags Details | Diff

System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2017:1581 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: freeradius security update 2017-06-28 09:08:07 UTC

Description Andrej Nemec 2017-05-30 07:48:49 UTC
The TLS session cache in FreeRADIUS fails to reliably prevent resumption of an unauthenticated session, which allows remote attackers (such as malicious 802.1X supplicants) to bypass authentication via PEAP or TTLS.



Upstream patches:


Comment 1 Andrej Nemec 2017-05-30 07:49:23 UTC
Created freeradius tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1456698]

Comment 3 Dhiru Kholia 2017-06-06 06:58:58 UTC

Disable TLS session caching in FreeRADIUS by setting "enable = no" in the cache subsection of EAP module settings, which are in /etc/raddb/mods-available/eap file.

Comment 15 Dhiru Kholia 2017-06-15 10:00:37 UTC
Created attachment 1287974 [details]
Backported fix for FreeRADIUS 3.0.4

Comment 16 errata-xmlrpc 2017-06-28 05:08:31 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Via RHSA-2017:1581 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:1581

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