Debian Security Advisory DSA 3079-1 (ppp - security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

High

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

7.5

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

7 years ago

Modified

Modified

6 months ago

Summary

A vulnerability was discovered in ppp, an implementation of the Point-to-Point Protocol: an integer overflow in the routine responsible for parsing user-supplied options potentially allows a local attacker to gain root privileges.

Affected Software

Affected Software

ppp on Debian Linux

Detection Method

Detection Method

This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.

Solution

Solution

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 2.4.5-5.1+deb7u1. For the upcoming stable distribution (jessie) and unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 2.4.6-3. We recommend that you upgrade your ppp packages.

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