SuSE-SA:2004:002: tcpdump

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 13821


The remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch


The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SuSE-SA:2004:002 (tcpdump).

Tcpdump is a well known tool for administrators to analyze network traffic.
There is a bug in the tcpdump code responsible for handling ISAKMP messages. This bug allows remote attackers to destroy a current tcpdump session by tricking the tcpdump program with evil ISAKMP messages to enter an endless loop.

Please download the update package for your distribution and verify its integrity by the methods listed in section 3) of this announcement.
Then, install the package using the command 'rpm -Fhv file.rpm' to apply the update.


Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 13821

File Name: suse_SA_2004_002.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Agent: unix

Published: 2004/07/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Host/SuSE/rpm-list