Debian DSA-478-1 : tcpdump - denial of service

medium Nessus Plugin ID 15315


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


tcpdump, a tool for network monitoring and data acquisition, was found to contain two vulnerabilities whereby tcpdump could be caused to crash through attempts to read from invalid memory locations. This bug is triggered by certain invalid ISAKMP packets.


For the current stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in version 3.6.2-2.8.

We recommend that you update your tcpdump package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 15315

File Name: debian_DSA-478.nasl

Version: 1.21

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/29/2004

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:tcpdump, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/6/2004

Reference Information

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

BID: 10003, 10004

DSA: 478