Fedora Core 1 : tcpdump-3.7.2-8.fc1.2 (2004-120)

High Nessus Plugin ID 13698


The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.


Tcpdump is a command-line tool for monitoring network traffic.

Tcpdump v3.8.1 and earlier versions contained multiple flaws in the packet display functions for the ISAKMP protocol. Upon receiving specially crafted ISAKMP packets, TCPDUMP would try to read beyond the end of the packet capture buffer and subsequently crash.

Users of tcpdump are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages, which contain backported security patches and are not vulnerable to these issues.

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


Update the affected arpwatch, libpcap and / or tcpdump packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 13698

File Name: fedora_2004-120.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2004/07/23

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:arpwatch, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:libpcap, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:tcpdump, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora_core:1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2004/05/13

Reference Information

FEDORA: 2004-120