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|Posted: Sun May 20, 2007 8:26 am Post subject: [ GLSA 200705-18 ] PPTPD: Denial of Service attack
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: PPTPD: Denial of Service attack (GLSA 200705-18)
Date: May 20, 2007
A vulnerability has been reported in PPTPD which could lead to a Denial of
PPTPD is a Point-to-Point Tunnelling Protocol Daemon for Linux.
Vulnerable: < 1.3.4
Unaffected: >= 1.3.4
Architectures: All supported architectures
James Cameron from HP has reported a vulnerability in PPTPD caused by
malformed GRE packets.
A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a Denial of
Service on the PPTPD connection.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All PPTPD users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-dialup/pptpd-1.3.4"
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