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    Debian: tcpdump fix denial of service DSA-850-1

    Date 08 Oct 2005
    Posted By Joe Shakespeare
    Updated package.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 850-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Martin Schulze
    October 9th, 2005             
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    Package        : tcpdump
    Vulnerability  : infinite loop
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CAN-2005-1279
    "Vade 79" discovered that the BGP dissector in tcpdump, a powerful
    tool for network monitoring and data acquisition, does not properly
    handle RT_ROUTING_INFO.  A specially crafted BGP packet can cause a
    denial of service via an infinite loop.
    For the old stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
    version 3.6.2-2.9.
    For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
    version 3.8.3-4.
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
    version 3.8.3-4.
    We recommend that you upgrade your tcpdump package.
    Upgrade Instructions
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    wget url
            will fetch the file for you
    dpkg -i file.deb
            will install the referenced file.
    If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
    sources.list as given below:
    apt-get update
            will update the internal database
    apt-get upgrade
            will install corrected packages
    You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
    footer to the proper configuration.
    Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
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      Source archives:
          Size/MD5 checksum:      587 fac8be69ffc0fc9e98f720df652c3b8b
          Size/MD5 checksum:    14189 09abe4d2c22c16aad175edf0e2d1e4a2
          Size/MD5 checksum:   380635 6bc8da35f9eed4e675bfdf04ce312248
      Alpha architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   214820 9c3c9a0fb94f149144f4379c0f9b4071
      ARM architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   180762 bad61479d23cad44448f7fb91a9d6355
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   170594 4f94b2909aed2bc2a308cf08d2d16208
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   253760 9c75cf903731d747f95a90b25f0a5de1
      HP Precision architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   196882 61d38516880cae6a195120d09e866430
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   158494 a87ff72914ae89e87ad510993c162c8b
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   189980 11df907857746a04ca58a8a71ff53242
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   194374 6d8cf0ee59fc4da2b09dfde3cc1d74e8
      PowerPC architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   178012 3ad9b8f3a9df2732329ad98e3c156018
      IBM S/390 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   175390 892a544d87e3de60b2888b77442334da
      Sun Sparc architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   180826 0931640053a722312cd48ed47b2fbafd
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
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    For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
    For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
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