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Debian Security Advisory DSA 725-2 (ppxp)

Information

Severity

Severity

High

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

7.2

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

14 years ago

Modified

Modified

5 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update to ppxp announced via advisory DSA 725-2. Jens Steube discovered that ppxp, yet another PPP program, does not release root privileges when opening potentially user supplied log files. This can be tricked into opening a root shell. For the old stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 0.2001080415-6woody1 (DSA 725-1).

Solution

Solution

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in version 0.2001080415-10sarge2. For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 0.2001080415-11. We recommend that you upgrade your ppxp package. https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=DSA%20725-2

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)