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Vulnerability Assessment Details
TCPDump: Decoding routines Denial of Service vulnerability
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200505-06
(TCPDump: Decoding routines Denial of Service vulnerability)
TCPDump improperly handles and decodes ISIS (CVE-2005-1278), BGP
(CVE-2005-1267, CVE-2005-1279), LDP (CVE-2005-1279) and RSVP
(CVE-2005-1280) packets. TCPDump might loop endlessly after receiving
A malicious remote attacker can exploit the decoding issues for a
Denial of Service attack by sending specially crafted packets, possibly
causing TCPDump to loop endlessly.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All TCPDump users should upgrade to the latest available version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-analyzer/tcpdump-3.8.3-r3"
Network Security Threat Level: Medium
Networks Security ID:
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi
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