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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2007-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2013 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.

Solution :

Update the affected tcpdump package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 28023 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-1218