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USN12-1 : ppp Denial of Service Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
ppp Denial of Service

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

These remote packages are missing security patches :
- ppp
- ppp-dev

Description :

It has been discovered that ppp does not properly verify certain data
structures used in the CBCP protocol. This vulnerability could allow
a possible hacker to cause the pppd server to crash due to an invalid memory
access, leading to a denial of service. However, there is no
possibility of code execution or privilege escalation.

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- ppp-2.4.2+20040428-2ubuntu6.2 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- ppp-dev-2.4.2+20040428-2ubuntu6.2 (Ubuntu 4.10)

Threat Level: High

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