GLSA-201701-50 : PPP: Buffer overflow

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 96685


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: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2017/01/23

Modified: 2017/01/23

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Vector: CVSS2#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: 2017/01/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-3310

GLSA: 201701-50