Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 : tcpdump vulnerabilities (USN-119-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

It was discovered that certain invalid GRE, LDP, BGP, and RSVP packets
triggered infinite loops in tcpdump, which caused tcpdump to stop
working. This could be abused by a remote attacker to bypass tcpdump
analysis of network traffic.

Solution :

Update the affected tcpdump package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20507 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1278