[USN-2595-1] ppp vulnerability
marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Tue May 5 17:54:34 UTC 2015
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2595-1
May 05, 2015
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 14.10
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
ppp could be made to crash if it received specially crafted network
- ppp: Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
It was discovered that ppp incorrectly handled large PIDs. When pppd is
used with a RADIUS server, a remote attacker could use this issue to cause
it to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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