FreeRADIUS up to 3.0.14 resource management

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A vulnerability was found in FreeRADIUS up to 3.0.14 (Network Authentication Software). It has been classified as problematic. Affected is some unknown processing. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a resource management vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-399. This is going to have an impact on availability.

The bug was discovered 06/18/2017. The weakness was shared 07/17/2017 by Guido Vranken (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2017-10985 since 07/06/2017. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 29 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 102022 (Fedora 26 : freeradius (2017-0d726dbed3)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Fedora Local Security Checks and running in the context local. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 276764 (Fedora Security Update for freeradius (FEDORA-2017-24c64c531a)).

Upgrading to version 3.0.15 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published 2 weeks after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (102022). The entries 103697, 103698, 103699 and 103700 are related to this item.





  • open-source

CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


VulDB Meta Base Score: 6.4
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.3

VulDB Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Temp Score: 5.1
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Class: Resource management
CWE: CWE-399 / CWE-404
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 102022
Nessus Name: Fedora 26 : freeradius (2017-0d726dbed3)
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OpenVAS ID: 53676
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 3930-1 (freeradius - security update)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: FreeRADIUS 3.0.15


06/18/2017 🔍
07/06/2017 +18 days 🔍
07/17/2017 +11 days 🔍
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07/27/2017 +9 days 🔍
07/28/2017 +1 days 🔍
12/13/2022 +1964 days 🔍


Advisory: RHSA-2017:2389
Researcher: Guido Vranken
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2017-10985 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 99968 - FreeRADIUS 'src/lib/radius.c' Denial of Service Vulnerability

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Created: 07/18/2017 10:58 AM
Updated: 12/13/2022 08:19 AM
Changes: 07/18/2017 10:58 AM (76), 10/26/2019 09:21 PM (6), 12/13/2022 08:19 AM (4)
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