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MDKSA-2005:087: 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-2005:087 (tcpdump).
A number of Denial of Service vulnerabilities were discovered in the way that
tcpdump processes certain network packets. If abused, these flaws can allow a
remote attacker to inject a carefully crafted packet onto the network, crashing
The provided packages have been patched to correct these issues.
Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2005:087
Threat Level: High
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