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