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Vulnerability Assessment Details

[GLSA-200505-06] TCPDump: Decoding routines Denial of Service vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
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
malformed packets.

Impact

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.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=2005-1267
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=2005-1278
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=2005-1279
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=2005-1280


Solution:
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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