GLSA-201702-30 : tcpdump: Multiple vulnerabilities

This script is Copyright (C) 2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201702-30
(tcpdump: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in tcpdump. Please review
the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact :

A remote attacker, by sending a specially crafted network package, could
possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or
cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201702-30

Solution :

All tcpdump users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-analyzer/tcpdump-4.9.0'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)