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VPR Score: 5.8
SynopsisThe remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.
DescriptionA vulnerability was discovered in ppp, an implementation of the Point-to-Point Protocol: an integer overflow in the routine responsible for parsing user-supplied options potentially allows a local attacker to gain root privileges.
SolutionUpgrade the ppp packages.
For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 2.4.5-5.1+deb7u1.
For the upcoming stable distribution (jessie) and unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 2.4.6-3.