Debian DLA-74-1 : ppp security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 82219

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VPR Score: 5.8


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


This updates fixes a potential integer overflow in option parsing.

A user in the group 'dip' could provide a specially crafted configuration file of more than 2G and generate an integer overflow.
This may enable an attacker to overwrite the heap and thereby corrupt security-relevant variables.

See details in the upstream commit: 0707c7e52cb

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Upgrade the affected ppp, ppp-dev, and ppp-udeb packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 82219

File Name: debian_DLA-74.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/03/26

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, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:ppp-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:ppp-udeb, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

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: 2014/10/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3158

BID: 69399