openSUSE Security Update : tcpdump (openSUSE-2015-146)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 81371
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The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


tcpdump was updated to fix three security issues.

These security issues were fixed :

- CVE-2014-8767: Integer underflow in the olsr_print function in tcpdump 3.9.6 through 4.6.2, when in verbose mode, allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a crafted length value in an OLSR frame (bnc#905870 905871).

- CVE-2014-8769: tcpdump 3.8 through 4.6.2 might allowed remote attackers to obtain sensitive information from memory or cause a denial of service (packet loss or segmentation fault) via a crafted Ad hoc On-Demand Distance Vector (AODV) packet, which triggers an out-of-bounds memory access (bnc#905871 905872).

- CVE-2014-8768: Multiple Integer underflows in the geonet_print function in tcpdump 4.5.0 through 4.6.2, when in verbose mode, allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (segmentation fault and crash) via a crafted length value in a Geonet frame (bnc#905871).


Update the affected tcpdump packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 81371

File Name: openSUSE-2015-146.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/16/2015

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.4

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:tcpdump, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:tcpdump-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:tcpdump-debugsource, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:13.1, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:13.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2/6/2015

Reference Information

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