USN-832-1: FreeRADIUS vulnerability

16 September 2009

freeradius vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

Software Description

  • freeradius


It was discovered that FreeRADIUS did not correctly handle certain malformed attributes. A remote attacker could exploit this flaw and cause the FreeRADIUS server 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 8.04 LTS
freeradius - 1.1.7-1ubuntu0.2

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes.