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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 : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2005:101
Threat Level: High
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