Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : tcpdump (MDKSA-2005:101)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 18498


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


A Denial of Service vulnerability was found in tcpdump during the processing of certain network packages. Because of this flaw, it was possible for an attacker to inject a carefully crafted packet onto the network which would crash a running tcpdump session.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this problem. This problem does not affect at least tcpdump 3.8.1 and earlier.


Update the affected tcpdump package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 18498

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2005-101.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/06/16

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:10.1, x-cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:le2005

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/06/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1267

MDKSA: 2005:101