USN-4288-2: ppp vulnerability
02 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.