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VPR Score: 6
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionUpdated tcpdump package fixes security vulnerabilities :
The Tcpdump program could crash when processing a malformed OLSR payload when the verbose output flag was set (CVE-2014-8767).
The application decoder for the Ad hoc On-Demand Distance Vector (AODV) protocol in Tcpdump fails to perform input validation and performs unsafe out-of-bound accesses. The application will usually not crash, but perform out-of-bounds accesses and output/leak larger amounts of invalid data, which might lead to dropped packets. It is unknown if a payload exists that might trigger segfaults (CVE-2014-8769).
It was discovered that tcpdump incorrectly handled printing PPP packets. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause tcpdump to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code (CVE-2014-9140).
Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in tcpdump. These vulnerabilities might result in denial of service (application crash) or, potentially, execution of arbitrary code (CVE-2015-0261, CVE-2015-2153, CVE-2015-2154, CVE-2015-2155).
SolutionUpdate the affected tcpdump package.