Debian: New tcpdump packages fix denial of service

    Date22 Mar 2007
    CategoryDebian
    4797
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Moritz Jodeit discovered an off-by-one buffer overflow in tcpdump, a powerful tool for network monitoring and data acquisition, which allows denial of service.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 1272-1                    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                         Moritz Muehlenhoff
    March 22nd, 2007                        http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : tcpdump 
    Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
    Problem-Type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2007-1218
    
    Moritz Jodeit discovered an off-by-one buffer overflow in tcpdump, a
    powerful tool for network monitoring and data acquisition, which allows
    denial of service.
    
    For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
    version 3.8.3-5sarge2.
    
    For the upcoming stable distribution (etch) this problem has been fixed
    in version 3.9.5-2.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
    version 3.9.5-2.
    
    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 3.1 alias sarge
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      Source archives:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tcpdump/tcpdump_3.8.3-5sarge2.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      666 90787f78143213411a3d82cebfbca271
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tcpdump/tcpdump_3.8.3-5sarge2.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:    11825 e7127eec3ec3a93e26bdb26b6665be85
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tcpdump/tcpdump_3.8.3.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:   567116 30645001f4b97019677cad88d3811904
    
      Alpha architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tcpdump/tcpdump_3.8.3-5sarge2_alpha.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   300608 d1adf87dd2d3f9f6f237e01197e7dd19
    
      AMD64 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tcpdump/tcpdump_3.8.3-5sarge2_amd64.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   256526 c4ddd7019f02181e76b23343f0814896
    
      ARM architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tcpdump/tcpdump_3.8.3-5sarge2_arm.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   250608 3e8cc35bef4826ed4e49738fcbcee1cb
    
      HP Precision architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tcpdump/tcpdump_3.8.3-5sarge2_hppa.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   271650 e05fa598432be127c796d265c09d31c4
    
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tcpdump/tcpdump_3.8.3-5sarge2_i386.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   238766 c6f34cfc4ae54d9014fb04170bfc5ff0
    
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tcpdump/tcpdump_3.8.3-5sarge2_ia64.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   352574 9051cb601e4c9af4b86f12d6277b902f
    
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tcpdump/tcpdump_3.8.3-5sarge2_m68k.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   216828 5480eb68317d9d0094f5a8f57fdd88b3
    
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tcpdump/tcpdump_3.8.3-5sarge2_mips.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   259444 c5aa363816907aa5a12518335b4a603f
    
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tcpdump/tcpdump_3.8.3-5sarge2_mipsel.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   272134 81118a6ab19eddd16ce6515e0df5c92c
    
      PowerPC architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tcpdump/tcpdump_3.8.3-5sarge2_powerpc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   246446 a6baff85c203fd278a22faa24c4454db
    
      IBM S/390 architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tcpdump/tcpdump_3.8.3-5sarge2_s390.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   247336 e314c894f57ff3de0d040f1686d3037f
    
      Sun Sparc architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tcpdump/tcpdump_3.8.3-5sarge2_sparc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:   248034 4ae6cbc287bae15326b5966fee545fe7
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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