Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : ppp vulnerability (USN-2429-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 79659
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt was discovered that ppp incorrectly handled certain options files.
A local attacker could possibly use this issue to escalate privileges.
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.
SolutionUpdate the affected ppp package.