SUSE-SA:2003:029: pptpd

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 13798


The remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch


The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2003:029 (pptpd).

The PPTP daemon contains a remotely exploitable buffer overflow which was introduced due to a integer overflow in the third argument passed to the read() library call. This bug has been fixed.
Since there is no workaround other than shutting down the PPTP daemon an update is strongly recommended if you need a PPTP server running.

To be sure the update takes effect you have to restart the PPTP daemon by executing the following command as root:

'rcpptpd restart'

Please download the update package for your distribution and verify its integrity by the methods listed in section 3) of this announcement.
Then, install the package using the command 'rpm -Fhv file.rpm' to apply the update.


Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 13798

File Name: suse_SA_2003_029.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Agent: unix

Published: 2004/07/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Host/SuSE/rpm-list