Point-to-Point Protocol Daemon Vulnerability
The CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC) has released information on a vulnerability affecting Point-to-Point Protocol Daemon versions 2.4.2 through 2.4.8. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability to take control of an affected system. Point-to-Point Protocol Daemon is used to establish internet links such as those over dial-up modems, DSL connections, and Virtual Private Networks.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users and administrators to review CERT/CC’s Vulnerability Note VU#782301 for more information and apply the necessary patches provided by software vendors.