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RHSA-2005-505: arpwatch Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the arpwatch packages
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Updated tcpdump packages that fix a security issue are now available.
This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.
Tcpdump is a command line tool for monitoring network traffic.
A denial of service bug was found in tcpdump during the processing of
certain network packets. It is possible for a possible hacker to inject a
carefully crafted packet onto the network, crashing a running tcpdump
session. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the name CVE-2005-1267 to this issue.
Users of tcpdump are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages, which
contain backported security patches and are not vulnerable to these issues.
Solution : http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-505.html
Threat Level: High
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