GLSA-201502-05 : tcpdump: Multiple vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Plugin ID 81228
New! Plugin Severity Now Using CVSS v3

The calculated severity for Plugins has been updated to use CVSS v3 by default. Plugins that do not have a CVSS v3 score will fall back to CVSS v2 for calculating severity. Severity display preferences can be toggled in the settings dropdown.


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

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

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

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