Debian DSA-3193-1 : tcpdump - security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 81899
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VPR Score: 5.9


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 (application crash) 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+deb7u2.

For the upcoming stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 4.6.2-4.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 81899

File Name: debian_DSA-3193.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/18/2015

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/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 Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/17/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-0261, CVE-2015-2153, CVE-2015-2154, CVE-2015-2155

DSA: 3193