RHEL 4 : tcpdump (RHSA-2005:505)

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

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
these issues.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-1267.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-505.html

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18475 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1267