PPPoE Security Advisory
security advisory describes a vulnerability where a
malicious PPPoE discovery packet can overrun a kernel buffer:
``A bug in range checking
allows a malicious packet to make the kernel access memory outside of the
allocated buffer and cause a kernel crash. It is currently unclear if this
issue could be exploited any further than denial of service.''
for more technical details as well as how to fix your kernel.
[Tags: pppoe, Security]