GLSA-201412-19 : PPP: Information disclosure
High Nessus Plugin ID 79972
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201412-19 (PPP: Information disclosure)
Integer overflow is discovered in the getword function in options.c in PPP Impact :
A local attacker could execute process with extremely long options list, possibly obtaining sensitive information.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll PPP users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-dialup/ppp-2.4.7'