GLSA-201701-50 : PPP: Buffer overflow

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 96685

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VPR Score: 3.4

Synopsis

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

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.

Solution

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

See Also

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201701-50

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 96685

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201701-50.nasl

Version: 3.2

Type: local

Published: 2017/01/23

Updated: 2021/01/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.4

CVSS v2.0

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