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[DSA530] DSA-530-1 l2tpd Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
DSA-530-1 l2tpd

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Thomas Walpuski reported a buffer overflow in l2tpd, an implementation
of the layer 2 tunneling protocol, whereby a remote attacker could
potentially cause arbitrary code to be executed by transmitting a
specially crafted packet. The exploitability of this vulnerability
has not been verified.
For the current stable distribution (woody), this problem has been
fixed in version 0.67-1.2.
For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 0.70-pre20031121-2.
We recommend that you update your l2tpd package.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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