Debian DSA-1353-1 : tcpdump - integer overflow

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25861


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


It was discovered that an integer overflow in the BGP dissector of tcpdump, a powerful tool for network monitoring and data acquisition, may lead to the execution of arbitrary code.


Upgrade the tcpdump package.

For the oldstable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in version 3.8.3-5sarge3.

For the stable distribution (etch) this problem has been fixed in version 3.9.5-2etch1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 25861

File Name: debian_DSA-1353.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/08/13

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, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:4.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/08/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-3798

DSA: 1353

CWE: 189