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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2004-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2013 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.

Solution :

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

Risk factor :


Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20508 ()

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