tcpdump: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201510-04

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in tcpdump, the worst of which can allow remote attackers to cause Denial of Service condition or executive arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

net-analyzer/tcpdump on all architectures
Affected versions < 4.7.4
Unaffected versions >= 4.7.4

Background

tcpdump is a Tool for network monitoring and data acquisition.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in tcpdump. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, or cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All tcpdump users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-analyzer/tcpdump-4.7.4"
 

References

Release Date
October 31, 2015

Latest Revision
October 31, 2015: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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