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Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2015 02:49:44 -0400 (EDT)
From: cve-assign@...re.org
To: seb@...ian.org
Cc: cve-assign@...re.org, oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: CVE request for buffer overflow in ppp

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> The process id is used in rc_mksid to generate a pseudo-unique string,
> assuming that the hex representation of the pid will be at most 4
> characters (FFFF). __sprintf_chk(), used when compiling with
> optimization levels greater than 0 and FORTIFY_SOURCE, detects the
> buffer overflow and makes pppd crash.
> 
> the bug occurs if pppd's pid is greater than 65535. The number of
> running processes is irrelevant.
> 
> https://bugs.debian.org/782450
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ppp/+bug/291743

Use CVE-2015-3310.

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