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[GLSA-200411-01] ppp: Remote denial of service vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
ppp: Remote denial of service vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200411-01
(ppp: Remote denial of service vulnerability)


The pppd server improperly verifies header fields, making it vulnerable to
denial of service attacks.

Impact

A possible hacker can cause the pppd server to access memory that it isn't
permited to, causing the server to crash. No code execution is possible with
this vulnerability, because no data is getting copied.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/379450


Solution:
All ppp users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-dialup/ppp-2.4.2-r7"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2004 Michel Arboi

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