l2tpd: Buffer overflow — GLSA 200407-17

A buffer overflow in l2tpd could lead to remote code execution. It is not known whether this bug is exploitable.

Affected Packages

net-dialup/l2tpd on all architectures
Affected versions < 0.69-r2
Unaffected versions >= 0.69-r2

Background

l2tpd is a GPL implentation of the Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol.

Description

Thomas Walpuski discovered a buffer overflow that may be exploitable by sending a specially crafted packet. In order to exploit the vulnerable code, an attacker would need to fake the establishment of an L2TP tunnel.

Impact

A remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running l2tpd.

Workaround

There is no known workaround for this vulnerability.

Resolution

All users are recommended to upgrade to the latest stable version:

 # emerge sync

 # emerge -pv ">=net-l2tpd-0.69-r2"
 # emerge ">=net-l2tpd-0.69-r2"

References

Release Date
July 22, 2004

Latest Revision
July 22, 2004: 01

Severity
high

Exploitable
remote

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