Debian DLA-205-1 : ppp security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 82863
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Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

Emanuele Rocca discovered that ppp, a daemon implementing the Point-to-Point Protocol, was subject to a buffer overflow when communicating with a RADIUS server. This would allow unauthenticated users to cause a denial of service by crashing the daemon.

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.

Solution

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

See Also

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/04/msg00018.html

https://packages.debian.org/source/squeeze-lts/ppp

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 82863

File Name: debian_DLA-205.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/20/2015

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: 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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/19/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-3310

BID: 74163