Debian DSA-3086-1 : tcpdump - security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 79697
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in tcpdump, a command-line network traffic analyzer. These vulnerabilities might result in denial of service, leaking sensitive information from memory or, potentially, execution of arbitrary code.


Upgrade the tcpdump packages.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 4.3.0-1+deb7u1.

For the upcoming stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 4.6.2-3.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 79697

File Name: debian_DSA-3086.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/4/2014

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 4.7

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:tcpdump, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/3/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8767, CVE-2014-8769, CVE-2014-9140

BID: 71150, 71153

DSA: 3086