GLSA 200407-17 - l2tpd: Buffer overflow
Posted on: 07/22/2004 09:42 AM

A l2tpd update has been released for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200407-17
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: l2tpd: Buffer overflow
Date: July 22, 2004
Bugs: #53009
ID: 200407-17

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

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

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-dialup/l2tpd < 0.69-r2 >= 0.69-r2

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

Workaround
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There is no known workaround for this vulnerability.

Resolution
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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
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[ 1 ] CAN-2004-0649
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0649
[ 2 ] Full Disclosure Report
http://seclists.org/lists/fulldisclosure/2004/Jun/0094.html

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200407-17.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2004 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0


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