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USN-429-1: tcpdump vulnerability

6 March 2007

tcpdump vulnerability

Releases

Details

Moritz Jodeit discovered that tcpdump had an overflow in the 802.11
packet parser. Remote attackers could send specially crafted packets,
crashing tcpdump, possibly leading to a denial of service.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 6.10
  • tcpdump - 3.9.4-4ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 6.06
  • tcpdump - 3.9.4-2ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 5.10
  • tcpdump - 3.9.1-1ubuntu1.1

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the
necessary changes.

References