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MDKSA-2006:119: ppp Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the ppp package
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2006:119 (ppp).
Marcus Meissner discovered that pppd's winbind test did not check for
the result of the setuid() call which could allow a possible hacker to
exploit this on systems with certain PAM limits enabled to execute the
NTLM authentication helper as root. This could possibly lead to
privilege escalation dependant upon the local winbind configuration.
Updated packages have been patched ot correct this issue.
Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:119
Threat Level: High
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