A buffer overflow in PPP might allow remote attackers to cause a Denial of Service condition.
|Package||net-dialup/ppp on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 2.4.7-r3|
|Unaffected versions||>= 2.4.7-r3|
PPP is a Unix implementation of the Point-to-Point Protocol
A buffer overflow was discovered in the rc_mksid function in plugins/radius/util.c in PPP when the PID for pppd is greater than 65535.
A remote attacker could cause a Denial of Service condition.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All PPP users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-dialup/ppp-2.4.7-r3"
January 23, 2017
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