Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : ppp (MDKSA-2006:119)

This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

Marcus Meissner discovered that pppd's winbind plugin did not check
for the result of the setuid() call which could allow an attacker to
exploit this on systems with certain PAM limits enabled to execute the
NTLM authentication helper as root. This could possibly lead to
privilege escalation dependent upon the local winbind configuration.

Updated packages have been patched ot correct this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 22019 (mandrake_MDKSA-2006-119.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-2194

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