Debian DSA-3228-1 : ppp - security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 82864


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


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.


Upgrade the ppp packages.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 2.4.5-5.1+deb7u2.

For the upcoming stable distribution (jessie) and unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 2.4.6-3.1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 82864

File Name: debian_DSA-3228.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/20/2015

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.4


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, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/16/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-3310

BID: 74163

DSA: 3228