Debian: tcpdump Infinite loop

    Date14 Mar 2003
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    An attacker is able to send aspecially crafted RADIUS network packet which causes tcpdump to enteran infinite loop.
    Debian Security Advisory DSA 261-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Martin Schulze
    March 14th, 2003               
    Package        : tcpdump
    Vulnerability  : infinite loop
    Problem-Type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Id         : CAN-2003-0093
    A problem has been discovered in tcpdump, a powerful tool for network
    monitoring and data acquisition.  An attacker is able to send a
    specially crafted RADIUS network packet which causes tcpdump to enter
    an infinite loop.
    For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been
    fixed in version 3.6.2-2.4.
    The old stable distribution (potato) does not seem to be affected
    by this problem.
    The unstable distribution (sid) is not affected by this problem anymore.
    We recommend that you upgrade your tcpdump package.
    Upgrade Instructions
    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
      Source archives:
          Size/MD5 checksum:      587 22e458b4495fc067a2bf9d90a67287e1
          Size/MD5 checksum:    11124 88ff9765d341f1af10f92e3ea3cda244
          Size/MD5 checksum:   380635 6bc8da35f9eed4e675bfdf04ce312248
      Alpha architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   213734 81ff64e9d313bca103f6608b1d545078
      ARM architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   179746 6b18bb14dd88c3d1d4e8798b0a310d31
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   169580 ff9e64004901cb5b00bf0cb213451e76
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   246924 d9fe0747e449c2b589b4cb3c832c1a97
      HP Precision architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   193134 5abb11bd6ea2cd15c3fb3281d9ab6424
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   157590 81d3584524762e3362995ae758c730ac
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   188894 c49f7abc550ef4a86ff24a80be376515
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   193268 961b6b8d7e70ae97722759b8049445b1
      PowerPC architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   176932 ad0506235a5ce9c5be7aa52453a037bf
      IBM S/390 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   174438 adb1b8f55cfbe0ea4c575c119f72ca41
      Sun Sparc architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:   179334 a25c169a27505382818a51c55e33982d
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next revision.
    For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
    For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
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    Package info: `apt-cache show ' and
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