Debian DLA-174-1 : tcpdump security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 82159
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VPR Score: 5.9


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


Several issues have been discovered with tcpdump in the way it handled some printer protocols. Those issues can lead to denial of service, or, potentially, execution of arbitrary code.


Missing bounds checks in IPv6 Mobility printer


Missing bounds checks in ISOCLNS printer


Missing bounds checks in ForCES printer

Thanks to Romain Françoise who prepared this update.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Upgrade the affected tcpdump package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 82159

File Name: debian_DLA-174.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/26/2015

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: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:tcpdump, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/17/2015

Reference Information

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

BID: 73017, 73019, 73021