Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : tcpdump (MDKSA-2004:030)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 14129


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. These vulnerabilities include :

Remote attackers can cause a denial of service (crash) via ISAKMP packets containing a Delete payload with a large number of SPI's, which causes an out-of-bounds read. (CVE-2004-1083)

Integer underflow in the isakmp_id_print allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via an ISAKMP packet with an Identification payload with a length that becomes less than 8 during byte order conversion, which causes an out-of-bounds read.

The updated packages are patched to correct these problems.


Update the affected tcpdump package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 14129

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2004-030.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tcpdump, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.0, 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: 2004/04/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0183, CVE-2004-0184

MDKSA: 2004:030