GLSA-201412-19 : PPP: Information disclosure

High Nessus Plugin ID 79972


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The 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.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All PPP users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-dialup/ppp-2.4.7'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 79972

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201412-19.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/12/15

Modified: 2015/04/13

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:gentoo:linux:ppp, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/12/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3158

BID: 69399

GLSA: 201412-19