GLSA-200705-18 : PPTPD: Denial of Service attack

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200705-18
(PPTPD: Denial of Service attack)

James Cameron from HP has reported a vulnerability in PPTPD caused by
malformed GRE packets.

Impact :

A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a Denial of
Service on the PPTPD connection.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200705-18.xml

Solution :

All PPTPD users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-dialup/pptpd-1.3.4'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 25263 (gentoo_GLSA-200705-18.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-0244