GLSA-201701-50 : PPP: Buffer overflow

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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-201701-50
(PPP: Buffer overflow)

A buffer overflow was discovered in the rc_mksid function in
plugins/radius/util.c in PPP when the PID for pppd is greater than 65535.

Impact :

A remote attacker could cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201701-50

Solution :

All PPP users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-dialup/ppp-2.4.7-r3'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 96685 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-3310

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