Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : tcpdump (MDKSA-2007:056)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

Off-by-one buffer overflow in the parse_elements function in the
802.11 printer code (print-802_11.c) for tcpdump 3.9.5 and earlier
allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a
crafted 802.11 frame. NOTE: this was originally referred to as
heap-based, but it might be stack-based.

Updated packages have been patched to address this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected tcpdump package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 24806 (mandrake_MDKSA-2007-056.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-1218