Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : tcpdump (MDVSA-2014:240)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 79985


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


Updated tcpdump package fixes security vulnerabilities :

The Tcpdump program could crash when processing a malformed OLSR payload when the verbose output flag was set (CVE-2014-8767).

The application decoder for the Ad hoc On-Demand Distance Vector (AODV) protocol in Tcpdump fails to perform input validation and performs unsafe out-of-bound accesses. The application will usually not crash, but perform out-of-bounds accesses and output/leak larger amounts of invalid data, which might lead to dropped packets. It is unknown if a payload exists that might trigger segfaults (CVE-2014-8769).

It was discovered that tcpdump incorrectly handled printing PPP packets. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause tcpdump to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code (CVE-2014-9140).


Update the affected tcpdump package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 79985

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2014-240.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/12/15

Modified: 2014/12/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tcpdump, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/12/14

Reference Information

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

BID: 71150, 71153, 71468

MDVSA: 2014:240