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

MDKSA-2005:101: 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-2005:101 (tcpdump).

A Denial of Service vulnerability was found in tcpdump during the processing of
certain network packages. Because of this flaw, it was possible for a possible hacker
to inject a carefully crafted packet onto the network which would crash a
running tcpdump session.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this problem. This problem
does not affect at least tcpdump 3.8.1 and earlier.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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