Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : ppp vulnerability (USN-2595-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 83256


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


It 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.

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


Update the affected ppp package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 83256

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2595-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/05/06

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:ppp, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.10

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/05/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-3310

BID: 74163

OSVDB: 120609

USN: 2595-1