Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : tcpdump (MDKSA-2003:027)

High Nessus Plugin ID 14011


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A vulnerability was discovered by Andrew Griffiths and iDEFENSE Labs in the tcpdump program. By sending a specially crafted network packet, an attacker is able to to cause tcpdump to enter an infinite loop. In addition, the tcpdump developers found a potential infinite loop when tcpdump parses malformed BGP packets. A buffer overflow was also discovered that can be exploited with certain malformed NFS packets.


Update the affected libpcap0, libpcap0-devel and / or tcpdump packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 14011

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2003-027.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpcap0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpcap0-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tcpdump, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.2, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2003/03/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-1350, CVE-2003-0093, CVE-2003-0108, CVE-2003-0145

MDKSA: 2003:027