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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2429-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2429-1
Posted Dec 1, 2014
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 2429-1 - It was discovered that ppp incorrectly handled certain options files. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to escalate privileges.

tags | advisory, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2014-3158
MD5 | e58186992707ca1850e0642beb13a4a1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2429-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2429-1
December 01, 2014

ppp vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 14.10
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Summary:

ppp could be made to crash or run programs as an administrator if it opened
a specially crafted file.

Software Description:
- ppp: Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)

Details:

It was discovered that ppp incorrectly handled certain options files. A
local attacker could possibly use this issue to escalate privileges.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 14.10:
ppp 2.4.5-5.1ubuntu3.1

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
ppp 2.4.5-5.1ubuntu2.1

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
ppp 2.4.5-5ubuntu1.1

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
ppp 2.4.5~git20081126t100229-0ubuntu3.1

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

References:
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2429-1
CVE-2014-3158

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ppp/2.4.5-5.1ubuntu3.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ppp/2.4.5-5.1ubuntu2.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ppp/2.4.5-5ubuntu1.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ppp/2.4.5~git20081126t100229-0ubuntu3.1


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