PPP: Information disclosure

2014-12-13T00:00:00
ID GLSA-201412-19
Type gentoo
Reporter Gentoo Foundation
Modified 2014-12-13T00:00:00

Description

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"