|Category:||Ubuntu Local Security Checks|
|Title:||Ubuntu USN-310-1 (ppp)|
|Summary:||Ubuntu USN-310-1 (ppp)|
The remote host is missing an update to ppp
announced via advisory USN-310-1.
A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
This advisory also applies to the corresponding versions of
Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu.
Marcus Meissner discovered that the winbind plugin of pppd does not
check the result of the setuid() call. On systems that configure PAM
limits for the maximum number of user processes and enable the winbind
plugin, a local attacker could exploit this to execute the winbind
NTLM authentication helper as root. Depending on the local winbind
configuration, this could potentially lead to privilege escalation.
The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the
following package versions:
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS:
In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the
Risk factor : High
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2006-2194|
Debian Security Information: DSA-1106 (Google Search)
BugTraq ID: 18849
|Copyright||Copyright (c) 2006 E-Soft Inc. http://www.securityspace.com|
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