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Red Hat Security Advisory 2020-0631-01

Red Hat Security Advisory 2020-0631-01
Posted Feb 27, 2020
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2020-0631-01 - The ppp packages contain the Point-to-Point Protocol daemon and documentation for PPP support. The PPP protocol provides a method for transmitting datagrams over serial point-to-point links. PPP is usually used to dial in to an Internet Service Provider or other organization over a modem and phone line. Issues addressed include a buffer overflow vulnerability.

tags | advisory, overflow, protocol
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2020-8597
MD5 | 6285ebc751d08f8d9c98997f39b3ca0d

Red Hat Security Advisory 2020-0631-01

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Important: ppp security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2020:0631-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL: https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2020:0631
Issue date: 2020-02-27
CVE Names: CVE-2020-8597
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1. Summary:

An update for ppp is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact
of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score,
which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability
from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Optional (v. 6) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6) - x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node Optional (v. 6) - x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6) - i386, ppc64, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Optional (v. 6) - i386, ppc64, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation Optional (v. 6) - i386, x86_64

3. Description:

The ppp packages contain the Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) daemon and
documentation for PPP support. The PPP protocol provides a method for
transmitting datagrams over serial point-to-point links. PPP is usually
used to dial in to an Internet Service Provider (ISP) or other organization
over a modem and phone line.

Security Fix(es):

* ppp: Buffer overflow in the eap_request and eap_response functions in
eap.c (CVE-2020-8597)

For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS
score, acknowledgments, and other related information, refer to the CVE
page(s) listed in the References section.

4. Solution:

For details on how to apply this update, which includes the changes
described in this advisory, refer to:

https://access.redhat.com/articles/11258

5. Bugs fixed (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

1800727 - CVE-2020-8597 ppp: Buffer overflow in the eap_request and eap_response functions in eap.c

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6):

Source:
ppp-2.4.5-11.el6_10.src.rpm

i386:
ppp-2.4.5-11.el6_10.i686.rpm
ppp-debuginfo-2.4.5-11.el6_10.i686.rpm

x86_64:
ppp-2.4.5-11.el6_10.x86_64.rpm
ppp-debuginfo-2.4.5-11.el6_10.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Optional (v. 6):

i386:
ppp-debuginfo-2.4.5-11.el6_10.i686.rpm
ppp-devel-2.4.5-11.el6_10.i686.rpm

x86_64:
ppp-debuginfo-2.4.5-11.el6_10.i686.rpm
ppp-debuginfo-2.4.5-11.el6_10.x86_64.rpm
ppp-devel-2.4.5-11.el6_10.i686.rpm
ppp-devel-2.4.5-11.el6_10.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6):

Source:
ppp-2.4.5-11.el6_10.src.rpm

x86_64:
ppp-2.4.5-11.el6_10.x86_64.rpm
ppp-debuginfo-2.4.5-11.el6_10.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node Optional (v. 6):

x86_64:
ppp-debuginfo-2.4.5-11.el6_10.i686.rpm
ppp-debuginfo-2.4.5-11.el6_10.x86_64.rpm
ppp-devel-2.4.5-11.el6_10.i686.rpm
ppp-devel-2.4.5-11.el6_10.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6):

Source:
ppp-2.4.5-11.el6_10.src.rpm

i386:
ppp-2.4.5-11.el6_10.i686.rpm
ppp-debuginfo-2.4.5-11.el6_10.i686.rpm

ppc64:
ppp-2.4.5-11.el6_10.ppc64.rpm
ppp-debuginfo-2.4.5-11.el6_10.ppc64.rpm

s390x:
ppp-2.4.5-11.el6_10.s390x.rpm
ppp-debuginfo-2.4.5-11.el6_10.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
ppp-2.4.5-11.el6_10.x86_64.rpm
ppp-debuginfo-2.4.5-11.el6_10.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Optional (v. 6):

i386:
ppp-debuginfo-2.4.5-11.el6_10.i686.rpm
ppp-devel-2.4.5-11.el6_10.i686.rpm

ppc64:
ppp-debuginfo-2.4.5-11.el6_10.ppc.rpm
ppp-debuginfo-2.4.5-11.el6_10.ppc64.rpm
ppp-devel-2.4.5-11.el6_10.ppc.rpm
ppp-devel-2.4.5-11.el6_10.ppc64.rpm

s390x:
ppp-debuginfo-2.4.5-11.el6_10.s390.rpm
ppp-debuginfo-2.4.5-11.el6_10.s390x.rpm
ppp-devel-2.4.5-11.el6_10.s390.rpm
ppp-devel-2.4.5-11.el6_10.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
ppp-debuginfo-2.4.5-11.el6_10.i686.rpm
ppp-debuginfo-2.4.5-11.el6_10.x86_64.rpm
ppp-devel-2.4.5-11.el6_10.i686.rpm
ppp-devel-2.4.5-11.el6_10.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6):

Source:
ppp-2.4.5-11.el6_10.src.rpm

i386:
ppp-2.4.5-11.el6_10.i686.rpm
ppp-debuginfo-2.4.5-11.el6_10.i686.rpm

x86_64:
ppp-2.4.5-11.el6_10.x86_64.rpm
ppp-debuginfo-2.4.5-11.el6_10.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation Optional (v. 6):

i386:
ppp-debuginfo-2.4.5-11.el6_10.i686.rpm
ppp-devel-2.4.5-11.el6_10.i686.rpm

x86_64:
ppp-debuginfo-2.4.5-11.el6_10.i686.rpm
ppp-debuginfo-2.4.5-11.el6_10.x86_64.rpm
ppp-devel-2.4.5-11.el6_10.i686.rpm
ppp-devel-2.4.5-11.el6_10.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://access.redhat.com/security/team/key/

7. References:

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2020-8597
https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#important

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <secalert@redhat.com>. More contact
details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2020 Red Hat, Inc.
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