Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in tcpdump, the worst of which may allow execution of arbitrary code.
|Package||net-analyzer/tcpdump on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 4.9.0|
|Unaffected versions||>= 4.9.0|
tcpdump is a tool for network monitoring and data acquisition.
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in tcpdump. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All tcpdump users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-analyzer/tcpdump-4.9.0"
February 21, 2017
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