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Debian LTS Advisory DLA-2444-1              [email protected]
https://www.debian.org/lts/security/                      Utkarsh Gupta
November 10, 2020                           https://wiki.debian.org/LTS
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Package        : tcpdump
Version        : 4.9.3-1~deb9u2
CVE ID         : CVE-2020-8037
Debian Bug     : 973877

The ppp de-capsulator in tcpdump 4.9.3 can be convinced to allocate
a large amount of memory.

The buffer should be big enough to hold the captured data, but it
doesn’t need to be big enough to hold the entire on-the-network
packet, if we haven’t captured all of it.

For Debian 9 stretch, this problem has been fixed in version

We recommend that you upgrade your tcpdump packages.

For the detailed security status of tcpdump please refer to
its security tracker page at:

Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS