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Category:   OS (Linux)  >   Linux Kernel Vendors:   kernel.org
Linux Kernel pptp_bind() and pptp_connect() Validation Flaw Lets Local Users View Portions of System Memory on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1034549
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1034549
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-8569   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 31 2015
Impact:   Disclosure of system information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 4.3.3 and prior
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Linux kernel. A local user can obtain potentially sensitive information from system memory.

A local user can obtain potentially sensitive information from system memory on the target system.

The vulnerability resides in the pptp_bind() and pptp_connect() functions in 'drivers/net/ppp/pptp.c'.

Dmitry Vyukov reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain potentially sensitive information from system memory on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a source code fix, available at:

http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=09ccfd238e5a0e670d8178cf50180ea81ae09ae1

Vendor URL:  www.kernel.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Feb 24 2016 (Ubuntu Issues Fix) Linux Kernel pptp_bind() and pptp_connect() Validation Flaw Lets Local Users View Portions of System Memory on the Target System
Ubuntu has issued a fix for Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS.



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