Ubuntu 6.06 LTS : pptpd vulnerabilities (USN-459-2)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 28058


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


USN-459-1 fixed vulnerabilities in pptpd. However, a portion of the fix caused a regression in session establishment under Dapper for certain PPTP clients. This update fixes the problem.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

A flaw was discovered in the PPTP tunnel server. Remote attackers could send a specially crafted packet and disrupt established PPTP tunnels, leading to a denial of service.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected bcrelay and / or pptpd packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 28058

File Name: ubuntu_USN-459-2.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/11/10

Modified: 2016/05/27

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:canonical:ubuntu_linux:bcrelay, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:pptpd, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/05/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-0244

OSVDB: 41981

USN: 459-2