Segmentation Fault when using external RADIUS server

Jouni Malinen j
Thu Jan 31 20:05:43 PST 2008

On Thu, Jan 31, 2008 at 08:33:56AM -0700, Ray Overland wrote:

> I am hoping someone can help me with the problem I am seeing. I am getting a seg fault 
> when I have an xscale based AP set up running hostapd-0.6.2. I have freeradius 1.1.4 
> running on FC6, and I know that it works with hostapd-0.5.9, however I have to use 0.6.2, 
> so I need to fix this problem, one way or another.
> I noticed that I would infrequently get a seg fault when the server was available to the 
> AP, but then I disconnected the freeradius server, and the seg fault shows up every time, 
> very reproducible.

Thanks for reporting this. I found the bug and it is now fixed in the
Git repository. You should be able to fix 0.6.2 version with the same
change (attached).

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA
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diff --git a/hostapd/eapol_sm.c b/hostapd/eapol_sm.c
index 1b277d6..2e63bef 100644
--- a/hostapd/eapol_sm.c
+++ b/hostapd/eapol_sm.c
@@ -901,6 +901,11 @@ restart:
 		/* TODO: find a better location for this */
 		if (sm->eap_if->aaaEapResp) {
 			sm->eap_if->aaaEapResp = FALSE;
+			if (sm->eap_if->aaaEapRespData == NULL) {
+				wpa_printf(MSG_DEBUG, "EAPOL: aaaEapResp set, "
+					   "but no aaaEapRespData available");
+				return;
+			}
 				sm->hapd, sm->sta,

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