GLSA 200705-18 PPTPD: Denial of Service attack
Posted on: 05/20/2007 11:00 AM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - PPTPD: Denial of Service attack. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200705-18
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: PPTPD: Denial of Service attack
Date: May 20, 2007
Bugs: #176936
ID: 200705-18

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Synopsis
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A vulnerability has been reported in PPTPD which could lead to a Denial
of Service.

Background
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PPTPD is a Point-to-Point Tunnelling Protocol Daemon for Linux.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-dialup/pptpd lt; 1.3.4 gt;= 1.3.4

Description
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James Cameron from HP has reported a vulnerability in PPTPD caused by
malformed GRE packets.

Impact
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A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a Denial of
Service on the PPTPD connection.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All PPTPD users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=net-dialup/pptpd-1.3.4"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2007-0244
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-0244

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-200705-18.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 2007 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/2.5



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