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Vulnerability Assessment Details

USN141-1 : tcpdump vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
tcpdump vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote package "tcpdump" is missing a security patch.

Description :

It was discovered that certain invalid BGP packets triggered an
infinite loop in tcpdump, which caused tcpdump to stop working. This
could be abused by a remote attacker to bypass tcpdump analysis of
network traffic.

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- tcpdump-3.8.3-3ubuntu0.4 (Ubuntu 5.04)



Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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