Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : tcpdump (MDKSA-2007:155)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 36699


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


Off-by-one buffer overflow in the parse_elements function in the 802.11 printer code (print-802_11.c) for tcpdump 3.9.5 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a crafted 802.11 frame.

Updated packages have been patched to prevent this issue.


Update the affected tcpdump package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 36699

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2007-155.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tcpdump, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2007/08/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-1218

MDKSA: 2007:155

CWE: 119, 189