Ubuntu 5.10 / 6.06 LTS / 6.10 : tcpdump vulnerability (USN-429-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 28023


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


Moritz Jodeit discovered that tcpdump had an overflow in the 802.11 packet parser. Remote attackers could send specially crafted packets, crashing tcpdump, possibly leading to a denial of service.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected tcpdump package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 28023

File Name: ubuntu_USN-429-1.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/11/10

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:canonical:ubuntu_linux:tcpdump, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:5.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.10

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/03/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-1218

USN: 429-1

CWE: 119, 189