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Vulnerability Assessment Details

l2tpd < 0.68 overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Acertains the version of the remote l2tpd

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is running a version of l2tpd which is older or
equal to 0.67.

This version is vulnerable to a buffer overflow
which may permit a possible hacker to gain a root shell on this host.

In addition, this program does not initialize its random number generator.
Therefore, a possible hacker may predict some key values and hijack L2TP sessions
established to this host.

Solution : upgrade to l2tpd 0.68 or newer
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 5451

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2003 Renaud Deraison

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