Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : tcpdump (MDKSA-2001:056)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

A number of remote buffer overflows were discovered in the tcpdump
package that would allow a remote attack of the local tcpdump process.
Intrusion detection using tcpdump would no longer be useful due to the
attack stoping all network activity on the system. As well, this new
version of tcpdump fixes the vulnerability with decoding AFS ACL
packets which would allow a remote attacker to run arbitrary code on
the local system with root privilege.

See also :

http://www.ciac.org/ciac/bulletins/l-015.shtml

Solution :

Update the affected tcpdump package.

Risk factor :

High

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 13873 (mandrake_MDKSA-2001-056.nasl)

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