Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : tcpdump (MDKSA-2005:101)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 18498
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionA 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected tcpdump package.