Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : tcpdump (MDKSA-2004:008)

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

Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

A number of vulnerabilities were discovered in tcpdump versions prior
to 3.8.1 that, if fed a maliciously crafted packet, could be exploited
to crash tcpdump or potentially execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running tcpdump. These vulnerabilities
include :

An infinite loop and memory consumption processing L2TP packets

Infinite loops in processing ISAKMP packets (CVE-2003-0989,

A segmentation fault caused by a RADIUS attribute with a large length
value (CVE-2004-0055).

The updated packages are patched to correct these problem.

Solution :

Update the affected tcpdump package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14108 (mandrake_MDKSA-2004-008.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0989

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