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Vulnerability Assessment Details

USN12-1 : ppp Denial of Service

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
ppp Denial of Service

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

These remote packages are missing security patches :
- ppp
- ppp-dev


Description :

It has been discovered that ppp does not properly verify certain data
structures used in the CBCP protocol. This vulnerability could permit
a possible hacker to cause the pppd server to crash due to an invalid memory
access, leading to a denial of service. However, there is no
possibility of code execution or privilege escalation.

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- ppp-2.4.2+20040428-2ubuntu6.2 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- ppp-dev-2.4.2+20040428-2ubuntu6.2 (Ubuntu 4.10)



Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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