Debian LTS: Security Advisory for ppp (DLA-2097-1)

Published: 2020-02-10 04:00:05
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

CVSS Base Vector:

The remote host is missing an update for the 'ppp' Linux Distribution Package(s) announced via the DLA-2097-1 advisory.

Detection Method:
Checks if a vulnerable Linux Distribution Package version is present on the target host.

Technical Details:
Ilja Van Sprundel discovered a buffer overflow vulnerability in ppp, the Point-to-Point Protocol daemon. When receiving an EAP Request message in client mode, an attacker was able to overflow the rhostname array by providing a very long name. This issue is also mitigated by Debian's hardening build flags.

Affected Versions:
'ppp' Linux Distribution Package(s) on Debian Linux.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', this problem has been fixed in version 2.4.6-3.1+deb8u1. We recommend that you upgrade your ppp Linux Distribution Packages.

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)


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