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[DSA850] DSA-850-1 tcpdump

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
DSA-850-1 tcpdump

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

"Vade 79" discovered that the BGP dissector in tcpdump, a powerful
tool for network monitoring and data acquisition, does not properly
handle RT_ROUTING_INFO. A specially crafted BGP packet can cause a
denial of service via an infinite loop.
For the old stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 3.6.2-2.9.
For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 3.8.3-4.
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 3.8.3-4.
We recommend that you upgrade your tcpdump package.


Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-850
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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