GLSA-201412-19 : PPP: Information disclosure

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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-201412-19
(PPP: Information disclosure)

Integer overflow is discovered in the getword function in options.c in
PPP

Impact :

A local attacker could execute process with extremely long options list,
possibly obtaining sensitive information.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201412-19

Solution :

All PPP users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-dialup/ppp-2.4.7'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 79972 ()

Bugtraq ID: 69399

CVE ID: CVE-2014-3158

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