[FreeBSD-Announce] FreeBSD Security Advisory FreeBSD-SA-06:18.ppp

FreeBSD Security Advisories security-advisories at freebsd.org
Wed Aug 23 22:18:42 UTC 2006


-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
Hash: SHA1

=============================================================================
FreeBSD-SA-06:08.ppp                                        Security Advisory
                                                          The FreeBSD Project

Topic:          Buffer overflow in ppp(4)

Category:       core
Module:         sys_net
Announced:      2006-08-23
Credits:        Martin Husemann, Pavel Cahyna
Affects:        All FreeBSD releases.
Corrected:      2006-08-23 22:01:44 UTC (RELENG_6, 6.1-STABLE)
                2006-08-23 22:02:25 UTC (RELENG_6_1, 6.1-RELEASE-p4)
                2006-08-23 22:02:52 UTC (RELENG_6_0, 6.0-RELEASE-p10)
                2006-08-23 22:03:55 UTC (RELENG_5, 5.5-STABLE)
                2006-08-23 22:04:28 UTC (RELENG_5_5, 5.5-RELEASE-p3)
                2006-08-23 22:04:58 UTC (RELENG_5_4, 5.4-RELEASE-p17)
                2006-08-23 22:05:49 UTC (RELENG_5_3, 5.3-RELEASE-p32)
                2006-08-23 22:06:08 UTC (RELENG_4, 4.11-STABLE)
                2006-08-23 22:06:40 UTC (RELENG_4_11, 4.11-RELEASE-p20)
CVE Name:       CVE-2006-4304

For general information regarding FreeBSD Security Advisories,
including descriptions of the fields above, security branches, and the
following sections, please visit
<URL:http://security.freebsd.org/>.

I.   Background

The ppp(4) driver implements the Point-to-Point Protocol for using serial
lines (e.g., modems) as network interfaces.

II.  Problem Description

While processing Link Control Protocol (LCP) configuration options received
from the remote host, ppp(4) fails to correctly validate option lengths.
This may result in data being read or written beyond the allocated kernel
memory buffer.

III. Impact

An attacker able to send LCP packets, including the remote end of a ppp(4)
connection, can cause the FreeBSD kernel to panic.  Such an attacker may
also be able to obtain sensitive information or gain elevated privileges.

IV.  Workaround

No workaround is available, but systems which do not use ppp(4) are not
vulnerable.

V.   Solution

Perform one of the following:

1) Upgrade your vulnerable system to 4-STABLE, 5-STABLE, or 6-STABLE,
or to the RELENG_6_1, RELENG_6_0, RELENG_5_5, RELENG_5_4, RELENG_5_3,
or RELENG_4_11 security branch dated after the correction date.

2) To patch your present system:

The following patches have been verified to apply to FreeBSD 4.11, 5.3,
5.4, 5.5, 6.0, and 6.1 systems.

a) Download the relevant patch from the location below, and verify the
detached PGP signature using your PGP utility.

[FreeBSD 4.x]
# fetch http://security.FreeBSD.org/patches/SA-06:18/ppp4x.patch
# fetch http://security.FreeBSD.org/patches/SA-06:18/ppp4x.patch.asc

[FreeBSD 5.3]
# fetch http://security.FreeBSD.org/patches/SA-06:18/ppp53.patch
# fetch http://security.FreeBSD.org/patches/SA-06:18/ppp53.patch.asc

[FreeBSD 5.4, 5.5, and 6.x]
# fetch http://security.FreeBSD.org/patches/SA-06:18/ppp.patch
# fetch http://security.FreeBSD.org/patches/SA-06:18/ppp.patch.asc

b) Apply the patch.

# cd /usr/src
# patch < /path/to/patch

c) Recompile your kernel as described in
<URL:http://www.freebsd.org/handbook/kernelconfig.html> and reboot the
system.

VI.  Correction details

The following list contains the revision numbers of each file that was
corrected in FreeBSD.

Branch                                                           Revision
  Path
- -------------------------------------------------------------------------
RELENG_4
  src/sys/net/if_spppsubr.c                                     1.59.2.15
RELENG_4_11
  src/UPDATING                                             1.73.2.91.2.21
  src/sys/conf/newvers.sh                                  1.44.2.39.2.24
  src/sys/net/if_spppsubr.c                                1.59.2.13.10.1
RELENG_5
  src/sys/net/if_spppsubr.c                                     1.113.2.3
RELENG_5_5
  src/UPDATING                                             1.342.2.35.2.3
  src/sys/conf/newvers.sh                                   1.62.2.21.2.5
  src/sys/net/if_spppsubr.c                                 1.113.2.2.4.1
RELENG_5_4
  src/UPDATING                                            1.342.2.24.2.26
  src/sys/conf/newvers.sh                                  1.62.2.18.2.22
  src/sys/net/if_spppsubr.c                                 1.113.2.2.2.1
RELENG_5_3
  src/UPDATING                                            1.342.2.13.2.35
  src/sys/conf/newvers.sh                                  1.62.2.15.2.37
  src/sys/net/if_spppsubr.c                                 1.113.2.1.2.1
RELENG_6
  src/sys/net/if_spppsubr.c                                     1.119.2.3
RELENG_6_1
  src/UPDATING                                             1.416.2.22.2.6
  src/sys/conf/newvers.sh                                   1.69.2.11.2.6
  src/sys/net/if_spppsubr.c                                 1.119.2.2.2.1
RELENG_6_0
  src/UPDATING                                             1.416.2.3.2.15
  src/sys/conf/newvers.sh                                   1.69.2.8.2.11
  src/sys/net/if_spppsubr.c                                 1.119.2.1.2.1
- -------------------------------------------------------------------------

VII. References

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-4304

The latest revision of this advisory is available at
http://security.FreeBSD.org/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-06:18.ppp.asc
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: GnuPG v1.4.3 (FreeBSD)

iD8DBQFE7NL6FdaIBMps37IRAsJcAJ9adjb9yd1W+MBwMpIhiW/bh5nJ/wCcCkBu
pPMIspYV9quwmR36mUf6FEo=
=XBTj
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----


More information about the freebsd-announce mailing list