RHEL 4 : tcpdump (RHSA-2005:505)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 18475
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected arpwatch, libpcap and / or tcpdump packages.