Debian DSA-1106-1 : ppp - programming error

High Nessus Plugin ID 22648

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VPR Score: 5.9

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.

Description

Marcus Meissner discovered that the winbind plugin in pppd does not check whether a setuid() call has been successful when trying to drop privileges, which may fail with some PAM configurations.

Solution

Upgrade the ppp package.

The old stable distribution (woody) is not affected by this problem.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in version 2.4.3-20050321+2sarge1.

See Also

http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1106

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 22648

File Name: debian_DSA-1106.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/10/14

Updated: 2021/01/04

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:ppp, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2006/07/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/07/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-2194

DSA: 1106