RHEL 4 : tcpdump (RHSA-2005:505)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 18475


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated tcpdump packages that fix a security issue are now available.

This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

Tcpdump is a command line tool for monitoring network traffic.

A denial of service bug was found in tcpdump during the processing of certain network packets. It is possible for an attacker to inject a carefully crafted packet onto the network, crashing a running tcpdump session. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-1267 to this issue.

Users of tcpdump are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages, which contain backported security patches and are not vulnerable to these issues.


Update the affected arpwatch, libpcap and / or tcpdump packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 18475

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2005-505.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.19 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2005/06/13

Modified: 2016/12/28

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:redhat:enterprise_linux:arpwatch, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libpcap, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:tcpdump, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/06/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/06/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1267

OSVDB: 17227

RHSA: 2005:505