Debian DSA-3079-1 : ppp - security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 79627

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VPR Score: 5.8

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.

Description

A 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.

Solution

Upgrade 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.

See Also

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=762789

https://packages.debian.org/source/wheezy/ppp

https://www.debian.org/security/2014/dsa-3079

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 79627

File Name: debian_DSA-3079.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/12/01

Updated: 2021/01/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.8

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:ppp, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/11/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3158

BID: 69399

DSA: 3079