Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 : tcpdump vulnerability (USN-492-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 28094
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionA flaw was discovered in the BGP dissector of tcpdump. Remote attackers could send specially crafted packets and execute arbitrary code with user privileges.
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SolutionUpdate the affected tcpdump package.