Paul's PPP Package up to 2.4.6 plugins/radius/util.c rc_mksid memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in Paul's PPP Package up to 2.4.6. It has been classified as critical. This affects the function rc_mksid of the file plugins/radius/util.c. The manipulation with the input value 65536 leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-119. The product performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Buffer overflow in the rc_mksid function in plugins/radius/util.c in Paul's PPP Package (ppp) 2.4.6 and earlier, when the PID for pppd is greater than 65535, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a start accounting message to the RADIUS server.

The weakness was shared 04/24/2015 (Website). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2015-3310 since 04/16/2015. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 82863 (Debian DLA-205-1 : ppp security update), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Debian Local Security Checks.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Tenable (82863), SecurityFocus (BID 74163†) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-49991†).





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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 82863
Nessus Name: Debian DLA-205-1 : ppp security update
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OpenVAS ID: 703228
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 3228-1 (ppp - security update)
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Advisory: USN-2595-1
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CVE: CVE-2015-3310 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 74163 - PPP 'rc_mksid()' Function Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
Vulnerability Center: 49991 - Samba PPP 2.4.6 and Earlier Remote DoS via a Start Accounting Message to the \x27RADUIS\x27 Server, Medium


Created: 04/28/2015 12:10 PM
Updated: 05/09/2022 07:12 PM
Changes: 04/28/2015 12:10 PM (61), 06/28/2017 06:23 AM (9), 05/09/2022 07:05 PM (3), 05/09/2022 07:12 PM (1)
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