Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2116-1 libpam-radius-auth -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
22 Feb 2020
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 951396.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2015-9542.
More information:

A vulnerability was found in pam_radius: the password length check was done incorrectly in the add_password() function in pam_radius_auth.c, resulting in a stack based buffer overflow.

This could be used to crash (DoS) an application using the PAM stack for authentication.

For Debian 8 Jessie, this problem has been fixed in version 1.3.16-4.4+deb8u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your libpam-radius-auth packages.

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