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USN-2595-1: ppp vulnerability

5 May 2015

ppp could be made to crash if it received specially crafted network traffic.



  • ppp - Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)


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
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.