Bug 1468550 - (CVE-2017-10985) CVE-2017-10985 freeradius: Infinite loop and memory exhaustion with 'concat' attributes
CVE-2017-10985 freeradius: Infinite loop and memory exhaustion with 'concat' ...
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1469416 1469417 1471863
Blocks: 1468570
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Reported: 2017-07-07 07:48 EDT by Adam Mariš
Modified: 2017-08-02 05:48 EDT (History)
6 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: freeradius 3.0.15
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A denial of service flaw was found in the way FreeRADIUS server handled certain attributes in request packets. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause the FreeRADIUS server to enter an infinite loop, consume increasing amounts of memory resources, and ultimately crash by sending a specially crafted request packet.
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Last Closed: 2017-08-02 05:41:17 EDT
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Proposed patch (1.87 KB, patch)
2017-07-07 08:06 EDT, Adam Mariš
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Description Adam Mariš 2017-07-07 07:48:21 EDT
When the server receives zero-length attributes marked 'concat' in the dictionaries, it could go into an infinite loop and exhaust memory. The issue happens when the server receives a packet containing the following attribute data: 4f 02, 89 02, 90 02, or b4 02.

The security impact is denial of service by anyone who can send packets which are accepted by the server.

Affected versions: 3.0.0 through 3.0.14, inclusive.
Comment 1 Adam Mariš 2017-07-07 07:48:26 EDT

Name: the FreeRADIUS project
Upstream: Guido Vranken
Comment 2 Adam Mariš 2017-07-07 08:06 EDT
Created attachment 1295269 [details]
Proposed patch
Comment 5 Dhiru Kholia 2017-07-17 10:37:56 EDT
Created freeradius tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1471863]
Comment 6 errata-xmlrpc 2017-08-01 19:25:14 EDT
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Via RHSA-2017:2389 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:2389
Comment 7 Dhiru Kholia 2017-08-02 05:42:05 EDT
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