GLSA-201502-05 : tcpdump: Multiple vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Plugin ID 81228


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201502-05 (tcpdump: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in tcpdump:
The olsr_print function function contains an integer underflow error (CVE-2014-8767) The geonet_print function function contains multiple integer underflow errors (CVE-2014-8768) The decoder for the Ad hoc On-Demand Distance Vector protocol contains an out-of-bounds memory access error (CVE-2014-8769) The ppp_hdlc function contains a buffer overflow error (CVE-2014-9140) Impact :

A remote attacker may be able to send a specially crafted packet, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code or a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All tcpdump users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-analyzer/tcpdump-4.6.2-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 81228

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201502-05.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Published: 2/9/2015

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.0


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:tcpdump, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/7/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8767, CVE-2014-8768, CVE-2014-8769, CVE-2014-9140

BID: 71150, 71153, 71155, 71468

GLSA: 201502-05