Ubuntu 5.10 / 6.06 LTS / 6.10 : tcpdump vulnerability (USN-429-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2007-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Moritz Jodeit discovered that tcpdump had an overflow in the 802.11
packet parser. Remote attackers could send specially crafted packets,
crashing tcpdump, possibly leading to a denial of service.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

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: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 28023 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-1218

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