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RHSA-2003-085: arpwatch

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the arpwatch packages

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Updated tcpdump packages are available to fix a denial of service
vulnerability in tcpdump.

[Updated 12 March 2003]
Added packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES and Red Hat Enterprise
Linux WS

Tcpdump is a command-line tool for monitoring network traffic.

The ISAKMP parser in tcpdump 3.6 through 3.7.1 permits remote attackers to
cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via a certain malformed ISAKMP
packet to UDP port 500, which causes tcpdump to enter an infinite loop.

Users of tcpdump are advised to upgrade to these errata packages which
contain a patch to correct this issue.

Solution :
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

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

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