Debian DSA-1272-1 : tcpdump - buffer overflow
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 24881
SynopsisThe remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.
DescriptionMoritz Jodeit discovered an off-by-one buffer overflow in tcpdump, a powerful tool for network monitoring and data acquisition, which allows denial of service.
SolutionUpgrade 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.