AIX 6.1 TL 8 : tcpdump (IV68950)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 81921
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The remote AIX host is missing a security patch.


CVE-2014-8769 tcpdump is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by the improper handling of input by the application decoder for the Ad hoc On-Demand Distance Vector (AODV) protocol. By sending specially-crafted data, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the application to crash.

Please see following for more information :


Install the appropriate interim fix.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 81921

File Name: aix_IV68950.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Published: 3/19/2015

Updated: 1/4/2021

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: cpe:/o:ibm:aix:6.1

Required KB Items: Host/AIX/lslpp, Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/AIX/version

Patch Publication Date: 3/18/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/18/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8769