[arch-security] [ASA-201508-3] ppp: denial of service
rgacogne at archlinux.org
Tue Aug 11 09:16:58 UTC 2015
Arch Linux Security Advisory ASA-201508-3
Date : 2015-08-11
CVE-ID : CVE-2015-3310
Package : ppp
Type : denial of service
Remote : Yes
Link : https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/CVE
The package ppp before version 2.4.7-2 is vulnerable to remote denial of
Upgrade to 2.4.7-2.
# pacman -Syu "ppp>=2.4.7-2"
The problem has not been fixed upstream yet.
This issue can be mitigated by disabling RADIUS authentication.
A buffer overflow has been found in the rc_mksid() function in
plugins/radius/util.c in Paul's PPP Package (ppp).
When the PID of the pppd process is greater than 65535, the computation
of a start accounting message to the RADIUS server will crash the pppd
A remote attacker can crash the pppd server.
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