Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : tcpdump (MDKSA-2005:087)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 18276


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


A number of Denial of Service vulnerabilities were discovered in the way that tcpdump processes certain network packets. If abused, these flaws can allow a remote attacker to inject a carefully crafted packet onto the network, crashing tcpdump.

The provided packages have been patched to correct these issues.


Update the affected tcpdump package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 18276

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2005-087.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/05/17

Modified: 2015/03/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tcpdump, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.1, x-cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:le2005

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2005/05/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1278, CVE-2005-1279, CVE-2005-1280

BID: 13380, 13389, 13390, 13392

MDKSA: 2005:087