F5 Networks BIG-IP : tcpdump vulnerabilities (K77384526)

High Nessus Plugin ID 104308


The remote device is missing a vendor-supplied security patch.



The AH parser in tcpdump before 4.9.0 has a buffer overflow in print-ah.c:ah_print().

CVE-2016-7923 The ARP parser in tcpdump before 4.9.0 has a buffer overflow in print-arp.c:arp_print().

CVE-2016-7924 The ATM parser in tcpdump before 4.9.0 has a buffer overflow in print-atm.c:oam_print().

CVE-2016-7925 The compressed SLIP parser in tcpdump before 4.9.0 has a buffer overflow in print-sl.c:sl_if_print().

CVE-2016-7927 The IEEE 802.11 parser in tcpdump before 4.9.0 has a buffer overflow in print-802_11.c:ieee802_11_radio_print().


An attacker can gain access to sensitive information. An attacker can also cause a denial of service (DoS) by way of a crafted pcap file or by sending specially crafted packets to the network segment where tcpdump is actively capturing network traffic. The tcpdump program does not use the protocol decoding subsystem, and is, therefore, not affected by these vulnerabilities when using the -w option to write raw packets to a pcap file for offline examination.


Upgrade to one of the non-vulnerable versions listed in the F5 Solution K77384526.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 104308

File Name: f5_bigip_SOL77384526.nasl

Version: 3.9

Type: local

Published: 2017/11/01

Updated: 2019/01/04

Dependencies: 76940

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

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: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_access_policy_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_advanced_firewall_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_application_acceleration_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_application_security_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_application_visibility_and_reporting, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_global_traffic_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_link_controller, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_local_traffic_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_policy_enforcement_manager, cpe:/a:f5:big-ip_webaccelerator, cpe:/h:f5:big-ip, cpe:/h:f5:big-ip_protocol_security_manager

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/BIG-IP/hotfix, Host/BIG-IP/modules, Host/BIG-IP/version, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/03/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-7922, CVE-2016-7923, CVE-2016-7924, CVE-2016-7925, CVE-2016-7927