FreeBSD : tcpdump ISAKMP payload handling remote denial-of-service (f8551668-de09-4d7b-9720-f1360929df07)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 19180


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


Chad Loder has discovered vulnerabilities in tcpdump's ISAKMP protocol handler. During an audit to repair these issues, Bill Fenner discovered some related problems.

These vulnerabilities may be used by an attacker to crash a running `tcpdump' process. They can only be triggered if the `-v' command line option is being used.

NOTE: the racoon ISAKMP/IKE daemon incorporates the ISAKMP protocol handler from tcpdump, and so is also affected by this issue.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 19180

File Name: freebsd_pkg_f8551668de094d7b9720f1360929df07.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/07/13

Modified: 2013/06/22

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:freebsd:freebsd:racoon, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:tcpdump, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2004/03/31

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/03/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0183, CVE-2004-0184