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VPR Score: 5.9
SynopsisThe remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.
DescriptionMarcus 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.
SolutionUpgrade 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.