Ubuntu 2595-1: ppp vulnerability

    Date05 May 2015
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    ppp could be made to crash if it received specially crafted network traffic.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2595-1
    May 05, 2015
    
    ppp vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 14.10
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    ppp could be made to crash if it received specially crafted network
    traffic.
    
    Software Description:
    - ppp: Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
    
    Details:
    
    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.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 14.10:
      ppp                             2.4.5-5.1ubuntu3.2
    
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      ppp                             2.4.5-5.1ubuntu2.2
    
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      ppp                             2.4.5-5ubuntu1.2
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      https://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2595-1
      CVE-2015-3310
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ppp/2.4.5-5.1ubuntu3.2
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ppp/2.4.5-5.1ubuntu2.2
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ppp/2.4.5-5ubuntu1.2
    
    
    

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