tcpdump: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201702-30

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in tcpdump, the worst of which may allow execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

net-analyzer/tcpdump on all architectures
Affected versions < 4.9.0
Unaffected versions >= 4.9.0

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, by sending a specially crafted network package, 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-4.9.0"
 

References

Release Date
February 21, 2017

Latest Revision
February 21, 2017: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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