Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : rp-pppoe (MDKSA-2000:084)

This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

rp-pppoe is a userspace PPPoE client mainly used with ADSL connections
which require PPP. Versions prior to 2.5 have a security problem that,
when exploited, causes the connection to be dropped. If rp-pppoe
receives a crafted TCP segment with an option where the option-length
field is zero (illegal), the program would enter an infinite loop and
the connection would time-out and be dropped. This is only possible if
the user uses the 'Clamp MSS' option.

Solution :

Update the affected rp-pppoe package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61870 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2001-0026

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