AIX 7.1 TL 2 : tcpdump (IV68951)

This script is Copyright (C) 2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote AIX host is missing a security patch.

Description :

CVE-2014-8769 tcpdump is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by
the improper handling of input by the application decoder for the Ad
hoc On-Demand Distance Vector (AODV) protocol. By sending
specially-crafted data, a remote attacker could exploit this
vulnerability to cause the application to crash.

Please see following for more information :

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-8769

See also :

http://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/tcpdump_advisory.asc

Solution :

Install the appropriate interim fix.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.4
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P)

Family: AIX Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 81922 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-8769

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