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<glsa id="200705-18">
<title>PPTPD: Denial of Service attack</title>
A vulnerability has been reported in PPTPD which could lead to a Denial of
<product type="ebuild">pptpd</product>
<announced>May 20, 2007</announced>
<revised>May 20, 2007: 01</revised>
<package name="net-dialup/pptpd" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">1.3.4</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.3.4</vulnerable>
PPTPD is a Point-to-Point Tunnelling Protocol Daemon for Linux.
James Cameron from HP has reported a vulnerability in PPTPD caused by
malformed GRE packets.
<impact type="normal">
A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a Denial of
Service on the PPTPD connection.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All PPTPD users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=net-dialup/pptpd-1.3.4&quot;</code>
<uri link="">CVE-2007-0244</uri>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Fri, 11 May 2007 07:06:10 +0000">
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Fri, 11 May 2007 07:14:40 +0000">
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Mon, 14 May 2007 17:58:13 +0000">