Slackware 10.0 / 10.1 / 8.1 / 9.0 / 9.1 / current : tcpdump DoS (SSA:2005-195-10)

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Synopsis :

The remote Slackware host is missing a security update.

Description :

New tcpdump packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, 9.1, 10.0,
10.1, and -current to fix a security issue. A specially crafted BGP
packet can cause tcpdump to go into an infinite loop, creating a
denial of service where network monitoring is disabled.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?ce972d2c

Solution :

Update the affected tcpdump package.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Slackware Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19209 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1267