Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : ppp vulnerability (USN-2429-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 79659


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


It 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.


Update the affected ppp package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 79659

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2429-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/12/02

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:ppp, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.10

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/12/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3158

BID: 69399

OSVDB: 110111

USN: 2429-1