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Family: Mandrake Local Security Checks --> Category: infos

MDKSA-2003:027: tcpdump Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the tcpdump package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2003:027 (tcpdump).

A vulnerability was discovered by Andrew Griffiths and iDEFENSE Labs in the
tcpdump program. By sending a specially crafted network packet, a possible hacker is
able to to cause tcpdump to enter an infinite loop. In addition, the tcpdump
developers found a potential infinite loop when tcpdump parses malformed BGP
packets. A buffer overflow was also discovered that can be exploited with
certain malformed NFS packets.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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