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[DSA206] DSA-206-1 tcpdump Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The BGP decoding routines for tcpdump used incorrect bounds checking
when copying data. This could be abused by introducing malicious traffic
on a sniffed network for a denial of service attack against tcpdump,
or possibly even remote code execution.
This has been fixed in version 3.6.2-2.2.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2002/dsa-206
Threat Level: High
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