Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : tcpdump (MDKSA-2003:027)

This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

A vulnerability was discovered by Andrew Griffiths and iDEFENSE Labs
in the tcpdump program. By sending a specially crafted network packet,
an attacker is able to to cause tcpdump to enter an infinite loop. In
addition, the tcpdump developers found a potential infinite loop when
tcpdump parses malformed BGP packets. A buffer overflow was also
discovered that can be exploited with certain malformed NFS packets.

Solution :

Update the affected libpcap0, libpcap0-devel and / or tcpdump

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14011 (mandrake_MDKSA-2003-027.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2002-1350

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