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USN-5331-1: tcpdump vulnerabilities

16 March 2022

Several security issues were fixed in tcpdump.

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Releases

Packages

  • tcpdump - command-line network traffic analyzer

Details

It was discovered that tcpdump incorrectly handled certain inputs.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service,
or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-16301)

It was discovered that tcpdump incorrectly handled certain captured data.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2020-8037)

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Ubuntu Pro provides ten-year security coverage to 25,000+ packages in Main and Universe repositories, and it is free for up to five machines.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

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