Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : tcpdump vulnerabilities (USN-2580-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 83112
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt was discovered that tcpdump incorrectly handled printing certain packets. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause tcpdump to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
In the default installation, attackers would be isolated by the tcpdump AppArmor profile.
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected tcpdump package.