Ubuntu 4290-1: libpam-radius-auth vulnerability

    Date 24 Feb 2020
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    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    libpam-radius-auth could be made to crash if it received specially crafted network traffic.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4290-1
    February 24, 2020
    
    libpam-radius-auth vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 19.10
    - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    libpam-radius-auth could be made to crash if it received specially crafted
    network traffic.
    
    Software Description:
    - libpam-radius-auth: The PAM RADIUS authentication module
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that libpam-radius-auth incorrectly handled certain long
    passwords. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause
    libpam-radius-auth to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 19.10:
      libpam-radius-auth              1.3.17-0ubuntu5.19.10.1
    
    Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
      libpam-radius-auth              1.3.17-0ubuntu5.18.04.1
    
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
      libpam-radius-auth              1.3.17-0ubuntu4.1
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      https://usn.ubuntu.com/4290-1
      CVE-2015-9542
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libpam-radius-auth/1.3.17-0ubuntu5.19.10.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libpam-radius-auth/1.3.17-0ubuntu5.18.04.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libpam-radius-auth/1.3.17-0ubuntu4.1
    
    

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