CVE-2020-8597

Public on 2020-03-02
Modified on 2020-06-03
Description
A buffer overflow flaw was found in the ppp package in versions 2.4.2 through 2.4.8. The bounds check for the rhostname was improperly constructed in the EAP request and response functions which could allow a buffer overflow to occur. Data confidentiality and integrity, as well as system availability, are all at risk with this vulnerability.
Severity
Important
CVSS v3 Base Score
9.8
See breakdown

Affected Packages

Platform Package Release Date Advisory
Amazon Linux 2 ppp 2020-03-02 23:45 ALAS2-2020-1400
Amazon Linux 1 ppp 2020-05-22 20:57 ALAS-2020-1371

CVSS Scores

Score Type Score Vector
Amazon Linux CVSSv3 9.8 CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
NVD CVSSv2 7.5 AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
NVD CVSSv3 9.8 CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H