Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.04 : tcpdump vulnerabilities (USN-3415-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 103218
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Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description

Wilfried Kirsch discovered a buffer overflow in the SLIP decoder in tcpdump. A remote attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2017-11543)

Bhargava Shastry discovered a buffer overflow in the bitfield converter utility function bittok2str_internal() in tcpdump. A remote attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-13011)

Otto Airamo and Antti Levomaki discovered logic errors in different protocol parsers in tcpdump that could lead to an infinite loop. A remote attacker could use these to cause a denial of service (application hang). CVE-2017-12989, CVE-2017-12990, CVE-2017-12995, CVE-2017-12997)

Otto Airamo, Brian Carpenter, Yannick Formaggio, Kamil Frankowicz, Katie Holly, Kim Gwan Yeong, Antti Levomaki, Henri Salo, and Bhargava Shastry discovered out-of-bounds reads in muliptle protocol parsers in tcpdump. A remote attacker could use these to cause a denial of service (application crash). (CVE-2017-11108, CVE-2017-11541, CVE-2017-11542, CVE-2017-12893, CVE-2017-12894, CVE-2017-12895, CVE-2017-12896, CVE-2017-12897, CVE-2017-12898, CVE-2017-12899, CVE-2017-12900, CVE-2017-12901, CVE-2017-12902, CVE-2017-12985, CVE-2017-12986, CVE-2017-12987, CVE-2017-12988, CVE-2017-12991, CVE-2017-12992, CVE-2017-12993, CVE-2017-12994, CVE-2017-12996, CVE-2017-12998, CVE-2017-12999, CVE-2017-13000, CVE-2017-13001, CVE-2017-13002, CVE-2017-13003, CVE-2017-13004, CVE-2017-13005, CVE-2017-13006, CVE-2017-13007, CVE-2017-13008, CVE-2017-13009, CVE-2017-13010, CVE-2017-13012, CVE-2017-13013, CVE-2017-13014, CVE-2017-13015, CVE-2017-13016, CVE-2017-13017, CVE-2017-13018, CVE-2017-13019, CVE-2017-13020, CVE-2017-13021, CVE-2017-13022, CVE-2017-13023, CVE-2017-13024, CVE-2017-13025, CVE-2017-13026, CVE-2017-13027, CVE-2017-13028, CVE-2017-13029, CVE-2017-13030, CVE-2017-13031, CVE-2017-13032, CVE-2017-13033, CVE-2017-13034, CVE-2017-13035, CVE-2017-13036, CVE-2017-13037, CVE-2017-13038, CVE-2017-13039, CVE-2017-13040, CVE-2017-13041, CVE-2017-13042, CVE-2017-13043, CVE-2017-13044, CVE-2017-13045, CVE-2017-13046, CVE-2017-13047, CVE-2017-13048, CVE-2017-13049, CVE-2017-13050, CVE-2017-13051, CVE-2017-13052, CVE-2017-13053, CVE-2017-13054, CVE-2017-13055, CVE-2017-13687, CVE-2017-13688, CVE-2017-13689, CVE-2017-13690, CVE-2017-13725).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Update the affected tcpdump package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3415-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 103218

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3415-1.nasl

Version: 3.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/14/2017

Updated: 9/18/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:tcpdump, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:17.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/13/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/8/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-11108, CVE-2017-11541, CVE-2017-11542, CVE-2017-11543, CVE-2017-12893, CVE-2017-12894, CVE-2017-12895, CVE-2017-12896, CVE-2017-12897, CVE-2017-12898, CVE-2017-12899, CVE-2017-12900, CVE-2017-12901, CVE-2017-12902, CVE-2017-12985, CVE-2017-12986, CVE-2017-12987, CVE-2017-12988, CVE-2017-12989, CVE-2017-12990, CVE-2017-12991, CVE-2017-12992, CVE-2017-12993, CVE-2017-12994, CVE-2017-12995, CVE-2017-12996, CVE-2017-12997, CVE-2017-12998, CVE-2017-12999, CVE-2017-13000, CVE-2017-13001, CVE-2017-13002, CVE-2017-13003, CVE-2017-13004, CVE-2017-13005, CVE-2017-13006, CVE-2017-13007, CVE-2017-13008, CVE-2017-13009, CVE-2017-13010, CVE-2017-13011, CVE-2017-13012, CVE-2017-13013, CVE-2017-13014, CVE-2017-13015, CVE-2017-13016, CVE-2017-13017, CVE-2017-13018, CVE-2017-13019, CVE-2017-13020, CVE-2017-13021, CVE-2017-13022, CVE-2017-13023, CVE-2017-13024, CVE-2017-13025, CVE-2017-13026, CVE-2017-13027, CVE-2017-13028, CVE-2017-13029, CVE-2017-13030, CVE-2017-13031, CVE-2017-13032, CVE-2017-13033, CVE-2017-13034, CVE-2017-13035, CVE-2017-13036, CVE-2017-13037, CVE-2017-13038, CVE-2017-13039, CVE-2017-13040, CVE-2017-13041, CVE-2017-13042, CVE-2017-13043, CVE-2017-13044, CVE-2017-13045, CVE-2017-13046, CVE-2017-13047, CVE-2017-13048, CVE-2017-13049, CVE-2017-13050, CVE-2017-13051, CVE-2017-13052, CVE-2017-13053, CVE-2017-13054, CVE-2017-13055, CVE-2017-13687, CVE-2017-13688, CVE-2017-13689, CVE-2017-13690, CVE-2017-13725

USN: 3415-1