Red Hat Security Advisory: Updated rp-pppoe packages fixing denial of service attack are availableDec 20, 2000, 21:30 (1 Talkback[s])
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2000 07:34 -0500
Red Hat, Inc. Security Advisory Synopsis: Updated rp-pppoe packages fixing denial of service attack are available. Advisory ID: RHSA-2000:130-05 Issue date: 2000-12-19 Updated on: 2000-12-20 Product: Red Hat Linux Keywords: rp-pppoe pppoe DSL ADSL DoS denial of service Cross references: N/A
Updated rp-pppoe packages fixing a denial of service attack are available.(Patch from the rp-pppoe author, David F. Skoll firstname.lastname@example.org)
2. Relevant releases/architectures:
Red Hat Linux 7.0 - i386, alpha
3. Problem description:
Bad TCP packets (e.g. a SYN packet with kind=3, len=0) over a PPP-over-Ethernet link could lock up rp-pppoe.
For each RPM for your particular architecture, run:rpm -Fvh [filename]where filename is the name of the RPM.
5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla for more info):
6. RPMs required:
Red Hat Linux 7.0:
MD5 sum Package Name
76fcab23eb254faf29de37a1efa5dc28 7.0/SRPMS/rp-pppoe-2.5-1.src.rpm bd65c6557eed2cd8bcaa73d209f580bf 7.0/alpha/rp-pppoe-2.5-1.alpha.rpm 0921d71844e44b250d2b6282e1b66475 7.0/i386/rp-pppoe-2.5-1.i386.rpmThese packages are GPG signed by Red Hat, Inc. for security. Our key is available at:
You can verify each package with the following command:
If you only wish to verify that each package has not been
corrupted or tampered with, examine only the md5sum with the
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