Arch Linux update for ppp



Published: 2020-03-07
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2020-8597
CWE-ID CWE-119
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
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Vendor Arch Linux

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one high risk vulnerability.

1) Buffer overflow

EUVDB-ID: #VU24916

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-8597

CWE-ID: CWE-119 - Memory corruption

Exploit availability: Yes

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error in the "eap_request" and "eap_response" functions in "eap.c" file in pppd. A remote attacker can trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.

Mitigation

Update the affected package ppp to version 2.4.7-7.

Vulnerable software versions

Arch Linux: All versions


CPE2.3 External links

http://security.archlinux.org/advisory/ASA-202003-3

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?



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