F5 Networks BIG-IP : tcpdump vulnerabilities (K94778122)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 104342


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



The CALM FAST parser in tcpdump before 4.9.0 has a buffer overflow in print-calm-fast.c:calm_fast_print().

CVE-2016-7992 The Classical IP over ATM parser in tcpdump before 4.9.0 has a buffer overflow in print-cip.c:cip_if_print().

CVE-2016-7993 A bug in util-print.c:relts_print() in tcpdump before 4.9.0 could cause a buffer overflow in multiple protocol parsers (DNS, DVMRP, HSRP, IGMP, lightweight resolver protocol, PIM).

CVE-2016-8574 The FRF.15 parser in tcpdump before 4.9.0 has a buffer overflow in print-fr.c:frf15_print().

CVE-2016-8575 The Q.933 parser in tcpdump before 4.9.0 has a buffer overflow in print-fr.c:q933_print(), a different vulnerability than CVE-2017-5482.


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 K94778122.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 104342

File Name: f5_bigip_SOL94778122.nasl

Version: 3.10

Type: local

Published: 11/2/2017

Updated: 1/4/2019

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


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


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: 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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/7/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-7985, CVE-2016-7992, CVE-2016-7993, CVE-2016-8574, CVE-2016-8575, CVE-2017-5482