Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory: rp-pppoe update
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Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2000 14:43:19 -0700
From: Linux Mandrake Security Team
To: Linux Mandrake Security Announcements
Subject: [Security Announce] MDKSA-2000:084 - rp-pppoe update
Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory
Package name: rp-pppoe
Date: December 18th, 2000
Advisory ID: MDKSA-2000:084
Affected versions: 7.1, 7.2
rp-pppoe is a userspace PPPoE client mainly used with ADSL
connections which require PPP. Versions prior to 2.5 have a
security problem that, when exploited, causes the connection to be
dropped. If rp-pppoe receives a crafted TCP segment with an option
where the option-length field is zero (illegal), the program would
enter an infinite loop and the connection would time-out and be
dropped. This is only possible if the user uses the "Clamp MSS"
Please verify the update prior to upgrading to ensure the
integrity of the downloaded package. You can do this with the
rpm --checksig package.rpm
You can get the GPG public key of the Linux-Mandrake Security Team
If you use MandrakeUpdate, the verification of md5 checksum and GPG
signature is performed automatically for you.
To upgrade automatically, use
If you want to upgrade manually, download the updated package
from one of our FTP server mirrors and uprade with "rpm -Uvh
You can download the updates directly from:
Or try one of the other mirrors listed at:
Updated packages are available in the "updates/[ver]/RPMS/"
directory. For example, if you are looking for an updated RPM
package for Linux-Mandrake 7.1, look for it in "updates/7.1/RPMS/".
Updated source RPMs are available as well, but you generally do not
need to download them.
Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours
to update, so if you want an immediate upgrade, please use one of
the two above-listed mirrors.
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