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[DSA557] DSA-557-1 rp-pppoe Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Max Vozeler discovered a vulnerability in pppoe, the PPP over Ethernet
driver from Roaring Penguin. When the program is running setuid root
(which is not the case in a default Debian installation), a possible hacker
could overwrite any file on the file system.
For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
We recommend that you upgrade your pppoe package.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-557
Threat Level: High
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