Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : tcpdump (MDKSA-2007:056)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 24806


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


Off-by-one buffer overflow in the parse_elements function in the 802.11 printer code (print-802_11.c) for tcpdump 3.9.5 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a crafted 802.11 frame. NOTE: this was originally referred to as heap-based, but it might be stack-based.

Updated packages have been patched to address this issue.


Update the affected tcpdump package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 24806

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2007-056.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Published: 2007/03/12

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tcpdump, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2006, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/03/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-1218

MDKSA: 2007:056

CWE: 119, 189