Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : tcpdump (MDKSA-2004:008)

High Nessus Plugin ID 14108


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


A number of vulnerabilities were discovered in tcpdump versions prior to 3.8.1 that, if fed a maliciously crafted packet, could be exploited to crash tcpdump or potentially execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running tcpdump. These vulnerabilities include :

An infinite loop and memory consumption processing L2TP packets (CVE-2003-1029).

Infinite loops in processing ISAKMP packets (CVE-2003-0989, CVE-2004-0057).

A segmentation fault caused by a RADIUS attribute with a large length value (CVE-2004-0055).

The updated packages are patched to correct these problem.


Update the affected tcpdump package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 14108

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2004-008.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

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:tcpdump, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2004/01/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0989, CVE-2003-1029, CVE-2004-0055, CVE-2004-0057

MDKSA: 2004:008