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USN-4288-2: ppp vulnerability

2 March 2020

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



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


USN-4288-1 fixed a vulnerability in ppp. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM and Ubuntu 14.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that ppp incorrectly handled certain rhostname values. A
remote attacker could use this issue to cause ppp to crash, resulting in a
denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

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


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