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Vulnerability Assessment Details

SUSE-SA:2003:0015: 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 SUSE-SA:2003:0015 (tcpdump).


The network traffic analyzer tool tcpdump is vulnerable to a denial-of-
service condition while parsing ISAKMP or BGP packets. This bug can
be exploited remotely by a possible hacker to stop the use of tcpdump for
analyzing network traffic for signs of security breaches or alike.
Another bug may lead to system compromise due to the handling of
malformed NFS packets send by a possible hacker.
Please note, that tcpdump drops root rights right after allocating
the needed raw sockets.

There is no temporary fix known.

Please download the update package for your distribution and verify its
integrity by the methods listed in section 3) of this announcement.
Then, install the package using the command 'rpm -Fhv file.rpm' to apply
the update.

Solution : http://www.suse.de/security/2003_015_tcpdump.html
Network Security Threat Level: Medium

Networks Security ID: 6974

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

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