Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2304-1 libpam-radius-auth -- LTS security update

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

`add_password` in pam_radius_auth.c in pam_radius 1.4.0 does not correctly check the length of the input password, and is vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow during memcpy(). An attacker could send a crafted password to an application (loading the pam_radius library) and crash it. Arbitrary code execution might be possible, depending on the application, C library, compiler, and other factors.

For Debian 9 stretch, this problem has been fixed in version 1.3.16-5+deb9u1.

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

For the detailed security status of libpam-radius-auth please refer to its security tracker page at:

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