Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : rp-pppoe (MDKSA-2000:084)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61870


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


rp-pppoe is a userspace PPPoE client mainly used with ADSL connections which require PPP. Versions prior to 2.5 have a security problem that, when exploited, causes the connection to be dropped. If rp-pppoe receives a crafted TCP segment with an option where the option-length field is zero (illegal), the program would enter an infinite loop and the connection would time-out and be dropped. This is only possible if the user uses the 'Clamp MSS' option.


Update the affected rp-pppoe package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 61870

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2000-084.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/09/06

Modified: 2013/05/31

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:mandriva:linux:rp-pppoe, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.2

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2000/12/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2001-0026

MDKSA: 2000:084