GLSA-200705-18 : PPTPD: Denial of Service attack

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25263


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The 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.
Impact :

A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a Denial of Service on the PPTPD connection.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All PPTPD users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-dialup/pptpd-1.3.4'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 25263

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200705-18.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/05/20

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:pptpd, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2007/05/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-0244

OSVDB: 41981

GLSA: 200705-18