RHEL 2.1 : tcpdump (RHSA-2002:121)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated tcpdump, libpcap, and arpwatch packages are available. These
updates close a buffer overflow when handling NFS packets.

tcpdump is a command-line tool for monitoring network traffic.
Versions of tcpdump up to and including 3.6.2 have a buffer overflow
that can be triggered when tracing the network by a bad NFS packet.

We are not yet aware if this issue is fully exploitable
however,
users of tcpdump are advised to upgrade to these errata packages which
contain a patch for this issue.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the name CVE-2002-0380 to this issue. This issue was found by
David Woodhouse of Red Hat.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2002-0380.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2002-121.html

Solution :

Update the affected arpwatch, libpcap and / or tcpdump packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 12632 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2002-0380