Novell is now a part of Micro Focus

Security update for freeradius


(Last modified: 17JUL2003)

solutions Security update for freeradius SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (e3893dac8779ac4545d77e8c3666cfa6)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64

Package: freeradius
Release: 20030717
Obsoletes: none


Everyone using freeradius should update.



Problem description

A buffer overflow in FreeRADIUS' CHAP implementation can be abused
by a remote attacker to crash the RADIUS sever or even to execute
arbitrary code.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fhv freeradius.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


The Origin of this information may be internal or external to Novell. Novell makes all reasonable efforts to verify this information. However, the information provided in this document is for your information only. Novell makes no explicit or implied claims to the validity of this information.

Any trademarks referenced in this document are the property of their respective owners. Consult your product manuals for complete trademark information.

© Micro Focus