Debian DSA-1272-1 : tcpdump - buffer overflow

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 24881


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Moritz Jodeit discovered an off-by-one buffer overflow in tcpdump, a powerful tool for network monitoring and data acquisition, which allows denial of service.


Upgrade the tcpdump package.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in version 3.8.3-5sarge2.

For the upcoming stable distribution (etch) this problem has been fixed in version 3.9.5-2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 24881

File Name: debian_DSA-1272.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/03/26

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:debian:debian_linux:tcpdump, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2007/03/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-1218

DSA: 1272

CWE: 119, 189