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VPR Score: 5.9
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionWilfried 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.
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.
SolutionUpdate the affected tcpdump package.