Debian Security Advisory

DSA-557-1 rp-pppoe -- missing privilege dropping

Date Reported:
04 Oct 2004
Affected Packages:
rp-pppoe, pppoe
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2004-0564.
More information:

Max Vozeler discovered a vulnerability in pppoe, the PPP over Ethernet driver from Roaring Penguin. When the program is running setuid root (which is not the case in a default Debian installation), an attacker could overwrite any file on the file system.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 3.3-1.2.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 3.5-4.

We recommend that you upgrade your pppoe package.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody)

Intel IA-32:
Intel IA-64:
Motorola 680x0:
Big endian MIPS:
Little endian MIPS:
IBM S/390:
Sun Sparc:

MD5 checksums of the listed files are available in the original advisory.