Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : tcpdump vulnerabilities (USN-2580-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 83112

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description

It 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.

Solution

Update the affected tcpdump package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/2580-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 83112

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2580-1.nasl

Version: 2.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/04/28

Updated: 2018/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:tcpdump, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.10

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/04/27

Reference Information

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

BID: 73017, 73018, 73019, 73021

USN: 2580-1