Ubuntu 4.10 : ppp Denial of Service (USN-12-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2004-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

It has been discovered that ppp does not properly verify certain data
structures used in the CBCP protocol. This vulnerability could allow
an attacker 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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected ppp and / or ppp-dev packages.

Risk factor :

High

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20508 ()

Bugtraq ID:

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