Tcpdump: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201709-23

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 < 4.9.2
Unaffected versions >= 4.9.2

Background

Tcpdump is a tool for network monitoring and data acquisition.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Tcpdump. Please review the referenced CVE identifiers 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-4.9.2"
 

References

Release Date
September 25, 2017

Latest Revision
September 25, 2017: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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