Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : ppp vulnerability (USN-2595-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 83256
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt was discovered that ppp incorrectly handled large PIDs. When pppd is used with a RADIUS server, a remote attacker could use this issue to cause it to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
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SolutionUpdate the affected ppp package.