SuSE9 Security Update : tcpdump (YOU Patch Number 11696)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 41144


The remote SuSE 9 host is missing a security-related patch.


A buffer overflow has been found in tcpdump which can be triggered while displaying BGP packets. This could be exploited by an attacker to execute malicious code under the privileges of the user running tcpdump by presenting specially prepared BGP packets to tcpdump. This issue is tracked by CVE-2007-3798.


Apply YOU patch number 11696.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 41144

File Name: suse9_11696.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/09/24

Modified: 2012/04/23

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: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/08/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-3798

CWE: 189