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Vulnerability Assessment Details

MDKSA-2003:027: tcpdump

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the tcpdump package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2003:027 (tcpdump).


A vulnerability was discovered by Andrew Griffiths and iDEFENSE Labs in the
tcpdump program. By sending a specially crafted network packet, a possible hacker is
able to to cause tcpdump to enter an infinite loop. In addition, the tcpdump
developers found a potential infinite loop when tcpdump parses malformed BGP
packets. A buffer overflow was also discovered that can be exploited with
certain malformed NFS packets.


Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2003:027
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 6213

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 Tenable Network Security

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