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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 11:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 201412-19 ] PPP: Information disclosure Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: PPP: Information disclosure (GLSA 201412-19)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: local
Date: December 13, 2014
Bug(s): #519650
ID: 201412-19

Synopsis

An integer overflow in PPP might allow local attackers to obtain
sensitive information.


Background

PPP is a Unix implementation of the Point-to-Point Protocol

Affected Packages

Package: net-dialup/ppp
Vulnerable: < 2.4.7
Unaffected: >= 2.4.7
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Integer overflow is discovered in the getword function in options.c in
PPP


Impact

A local attacker could execute process with extremely long options list,
possibly obtaining sensitive information.


Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

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


References

CVE-2014-3158
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