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CVE-2015-9542 Detail

Current Description

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.

Source:  MITRE
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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score: 7.5 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

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Hyperlink Resource
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2015-9542 Issue Tracking Patch Third Party Advisory
https://github.com/FreeRADIUS/pam_radius/commit/01173ec2426627dbb1e0d96c06c3ffa0b14d36d0 Patch Third Party Advisory
https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2020/02/msg00023.html Mailing List Third Party Advisory
https://usn.ubuntu.com/4290-1/
https://usn.ubuntu.com/4290-2/

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-787 Out-of-bounds Write NIST  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:freeradius:pam_radius:1.4.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Configuration 2 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:8.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2015-9542
NVD Published Date:
02/24/2020
NVD Last Modified:
03/04/2020