GLSA-201701-50 : PPP: Buffer overflow

medium Nessus Plugin ID 96685
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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201701-50 (PPP: Buffer overflow)

A buffer overflow was discovered in the rc_mksid function in plugins/radius/util.c in PPP when the PID for pppd is greater than 65535.
Impact :

A remote attacker could cause a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All PPP users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-dialup/ppp-2.4.7-r3'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 96685

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201701-50.nasl

Version: 3.2

Type: local

Published: 1/23/2017

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:ppp, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 1/23/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-3310

GLSA: 201701-50