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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200707-14
(tcpdump: Integer overflow)
mu-b from Digital Labs discovered that the return value of a snprintf()
call is not properly checked before being used. This could lead to an
A remote attacker could send specially crafted BGP packets on a network
being monitored with tcpdump, possibly resulting in the execution of
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running tcpdump, which
is usually root.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All tcpdump users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-analyzer/tcpdump-3.9.5-r3'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.3
Public Exploit Available : true