This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
Updated tcpdump packages that fix a security issue are now available.
This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.
Tcpdump is a command line tool for monitoring network traffic.
A denial of service bug was found in tcpdump during the processing of
certain network packets. It is possible for an attacker to inject a
carefully crafted packet onto the network, crashing a running tcpdump
session. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-1267 to this issue.
Users of tcpdump are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages,
which contain backported security patches and are not vulnerable to
See also :
Update the affected arpwatch, libpcap and / or tcpdump packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 18475 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2005-1267
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