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Debian: tcpdump fix denial of service DSA-1272-1

Date 22 Mar 2007
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Posted By LinuxSecurity 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.
https://www.debian.org/security/                         Moritz Muehlenhoff
March 22nd, 2007                        https://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:

    https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tcpdump/tcpdump_3.8.3-5sarge2.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:      666 90787f78143213411a3d82cebfbca271
    https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tcpdump/tcpdump_3.8.3-5sarge2.diff.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:    11825 e7127eec3ec3a93e26bdb26b6665be85
    https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tcpdump/tcpdump_3.8.3.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:   567116 30645001f4b97019677cad88d3811904

  Alpha architecture:

    https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tcpdump/tcpdump_3.8.3-5sarge2_alpha.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   300608 d1adf87dd2d3f9f6f237e01197e7dd19

  AMD64 architecture:

    https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tcpdump/tcpdump_3.8.3-5sarge2_amd64.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   256526 c4ddd7019f02181e76b23343f0814896

  ARM architecture:

    https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tcpdump/tcpdump_3.8.3-5sarge2_arm.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   250608 3e8cc35bef4826ed4e49738fcbcee1cb

  HP Precision architecture:

    https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tcpdump/tcpdump_3.8.3-5sarge2_hppa.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   271650 e05fa598432be127c796d265c09d31c4

  Intel IA-32 architecture:

    https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tcpdump/tcpdump_3.8.3-5sarge2_i386.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   238766 c6f34cfc4ae54d9014fb04170bfc5ff0

  Intel IA-64 architecture:

    https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tcpdump/tcpdump_3.8.3-5sarge2_ia64.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   352574 9051cb601e4c9af4b86f12d6277b902f

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:

    https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tcpdump/tcpdump_3.8.3-5sarge2_m68k.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   216828 5480eb68317d9d0094f5a8f57fdd88b3

  Big endian MIPS architecture:

    https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tcpdump/tcpdump_3.8.3-5sarge2_mips.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   259444 c5aa363816907aa5a12518335b4a603f

  Little endian MIPS architecture:

    https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tcpdump/tcpdump_3.8.3-5sarge2_mipsel.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   272134 81118a6ab19eddd16ce6515e0df5c92c

  PowerPC architecture:

    https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tcpdump/tcpdump_3.8.3-5sarge2_powerpc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   246446 a6baff85c203fd278a22faa24c4454db

  IBM S/390 architecture:

    https://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tcpdump/tcpdump_3.8.3-5sarge2_s390.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   247336 e314c894f57ff3de0d040f1686d3037f

  Sun Sparc architecture:

    https://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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