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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200505-06
(TCPDump: Decoding routines Denial of Service vulnerability)
TCPDump improperly handles and decodes ISIS (CAN-2005-1278), BGP
(CAN-2005-1267, CAN-2005-1279), LDP (CAN-2005-1279) and RSVP
(CAN-2005-1280) packets. TCPDump might loop endlessly after receiving
A malicious remote attacker can exploit the decoding issues for a
Denial of Service attack by sending specially crafted packets, possibly
causing TCPDump to loop endlessly.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All TCPDump users should upgrade to the latest available version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-analyzer/tcpdump-3.8.3-r3'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 18232 (gentoo_GLSA-200505-06.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2005-1267CVE-2005-1278CVE-2005-1279CVE-2005-1280
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