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

High Nessus Plugin ID 22019


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


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.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 22019

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2006-119.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/07/11

Modified: 2014/06/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:ppp, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:ppp-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:ppp-dhcp, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:ppp-pppoatm, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:ppp-pppoe, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:ppp-prompt, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:ppp-radius, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2006

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2006/07/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-2194

MDKSA: 2006:119