GLSA-200705-18 : PPTPD: Denial of Service attack
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25263
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200705-18 (PPTPD: Denial of Service attack)
James Cameron from HP has reported a vulnerability in PPTPD caused by malformed GRE packets.
A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a Denial of Service on the PPTPD connection.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll PPTPD users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-dialup/pptpd-1.3.4'