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Debian: New pptpd packages fix denial of service Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Debian It was discovered that the PoPToP Point to Point Tunneling Server contains a programming error, which allows the tear-down of a PPTP connection through a malformed GRE packet, resulting in denial of service.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 1288-1                                   Moritz Muehlenhoff
May 8th, 2007                 
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Package        : pptpd 
Vulnerability  : programming error
Problem-Type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2007-0244

It was discovered that the PoPToP Point to Point Tunneling Server
contains a programming error, which allows the tear-down of a PPTP
connection through a malformed GRE packet, resulting in denial of

The oldstable distribution (sarge) is not affected by this problem.

For the stable distribution (etch) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.3.0-2etch1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 1.3.4-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your pptpd packages.

Upgrade Instructions
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wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
        will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
        will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 alias etch
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  Source archives:
      Size/MD5 checksum:      599 0363621f77d0364e4f58bd834d33b4ad
      Size/MD5 checksum:    11297 419d853dca942c8a0067f498105cb23e
      Size/MD5 checksum:   204099 75d494e881f7027f4e60b114163f6b67

  Alpha architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    21554 5da1231c95624aebe45151934ada6d8e
      Size/MD5 checksum:    64740 d6521d5ac703126cc34159150a0e2d52

  AMD64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    20428 70a4c0df307f0945aa314f86df7f2702
      Size/MD5 checksum:    59290 6bc5e608d384ffbd41405a92e97f647a

  ARM architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    20176 d6ce1ef85e3fafdc8cb32d04d6ae98c8
      Size/MD5 checksum:    58408 96844eb323113add2816a8f2e8ca1142

  HP Precision architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    21004 912a261ede698514104c8fbc93b1b6bf
      Size/MD5 checksum:    59894 5c4ca1daa388f43cc7b3972fc76da82a

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    20166 c085606c87a9905a2c72e6dcd7305525
      Size/MD5 checksum:    57490 942bd5e1e6e928a841f4d95fd7bf71ee

  Intel IA-64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    23648 ed22bf531fe2b9711208df4e4e3389c6
      Size/MD5 checksum:    74040 c2d7c1c250b89d9403a7c0199f5fae34

  Big endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    20720 798efba0ced288d3833e2e7b18965ca1
      Size/MD5 checksum:    59772 7d974663a724e5a3ff9f777ceb6ff839

  Little endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    20858 cd09139e896c5c11e160b6c10833a786
      Size/MD5 checksum:    60398 6a36307f4c7b3e13f85969ffb54e0e65

  PowerPC architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    20540 1dca71d4ff863840bfea87c61456f084
      Size/MD5 checksum:    61312 1f19e449701c0f8dae0ea3463893b593

  IBM S/390 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    20490 8c50aa09194d05221750645eccfad15a
      Size/MD5 checksum:    58254 2c1c0e98d8e7ad0ab85fe0e5374d8dec

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    20146 7c4b0159f15c3dd61bc0c3e067a019b1
      Size/MD5 checksum:    56976 657c5b4daf375eab89e13259c52e41b7

  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next update.

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For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
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