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CVE-2014-4943: Linux privilege escalation in ppp over l2tp sockets
From: Kees Cook <kees () outflux net>
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 22:50:37 -0700

CVE-2014-4943 is a flaw in the Linux kernel allowing an unprivileged user
to escalate to kernel privilege when CONFIG_PPPOL2TP is enabled. If built
as a module, a work-around to limit this to just the root user would be
to add this to /etc/modprobe.conf:

alias pppox-proto-1 off
blacklist l2tp_ppp

Upstream commit:
https://git.kernel.org/linus/3cf521f7dc87c031617fd47e4b7aa2593c2f3daf

-Kees

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Kees Cook                                            @outflux.net


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