Debian Security Advisory
DLA-2097-1 ppp -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 09 Feb 2020
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 950618.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2020-8597.
- More information:
Ilja Van Sprundel discovered a buffer overflow vulnerability in ppp, the Point-to-Point Protocol daemon. When receiving an EAP Request message in client mode, an attacker was able to overflow the rhostname array by providing a very long name. This issue is also mitigated by Debian's hardening build flags.
For Debian 8
Jessie, this problem has been fixed in version 2.4.6-3.1+deb8u1.
We recommend that you upgrade your ppp packages.
Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS