Bug 137880 - CAN-2004-1002 Integer underflow in ppp
CAN-2004-1002 Integer underflow in ppp
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: ppp (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Thomas Woerner
Jay Turner
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Reported: 2004-11-02 10:08 EST by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2015-01-07 19:08 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-11-03 07:46:21 EST
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Description Josh Bressers 2004-11-02 10:08:55 EST
Improper verification of header fields lets an attacker make the pppd
server access memory it isn't allowed to, and crash the server.  There
is no possibility of code execution, as there is no data being copied,
just a pointer dereferenced.

More information here.

This issue also affects RHEL2.1
Comment 1 Mark J. Cox 2004-11-03 07:46:21 EST
This issue is only a DoS on the connection the attacker is using.

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