PPP: Information disclosure — GLSA 201412-19

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

Affected Packages

net-dialup/ppp on all architectures
Affected versions < 2.4.7
Unaffected versions >= 2.4.7

Background

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

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:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-dialup/ppp-2.4.7"
 

References

Release Date
December 13, 2014

Latest Revision
December 13, 2014: 2

Severity
normal

Exploitable
local

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