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Mandrake: tcpdump Non-sanitized input vulernability Print E-mail
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Mandrake If fed a maliciously crafted packet, could be exploited to crash tcpdump or potentially execute arbitrary code.


                Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory

 Package name:           tcpdump
 Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2004:008
 Date:                   January 26th, 2004

 Affected versions:	 9.1, 9.2, Corporate Server 2.1,
			 Multi Network Firewall 8.2

 Problem Description:

 A number of vulnerabilities were discovered in tcpdump versions prior
 to 3.8.1 that, if fed a maliciously crafted packet, could be exploited
 to crash tcpdump or potentially execute arbitrary code with the
 privileges of the user running tcpdump.  These vulnerabilities include:
 An infinite loop and memory consumption processing L2TP packets
 Infinite loops in processing ISAKMP packets (CAN-2003-0989,
 A segmentation fault caused by a RADIUS attribute with a large length
 value (CAN-2004-0055).
 The updated packages are patched to correct these problem.


 Updated Packages:
 Corporate Server 2.1:
 c9c3cb66d49d3c61c09db1df364309aa  corporate/2.1/RPMS/tcpdump-3.7.2-2.1.C21mdk.i586.rpm
 a0731e1d0f8bb67e27796486ee0ac6de  corporate/2.1/SRPMS/tcpdump-3.7.2-2.1.C21mdk.src.rpm

 Corporate Server 2.1/x86_64:
 3eba37e4c75f54916c3c15b126710c43  x86_64/corporate/2.1/RPMS/tcpdump-3.7.2-2.1.C21mdk.x86_64.rpm
 a0731e1d0f8bb67e27796486ee0ac6de  x86_64/corporate/2.1/SRPMS/tcpdump-3.7.2-2.1.C21mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 9.1:
 aa337b3beb1371a5ceace20db36c5dfa  9.1/RPMS/tcpdump-3.7.2-2.1.91mdk.i586.rpm
 99e8f3cb2c6cc748ca8c8d24ab555029  9.1/SRPMS/tcpdump-3.7.2-2.1.91mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 9.1/PPC:
 df878fa0b993bcc53cb852a4b3a6b0bb  ppc/9.1/RPMS/tcpdump-3.7.2-2.1.91mdk.ppc.rpm
 99e8f3cb2c6cc748ca8c8d24ab555029  ppc/9.1/SRPMS/tcpdump-3.7.2-2.1.91mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 9.2:
 595518640b2291ce10e26b943debf84b  9.2/RPMS/tcpdump-3.7.2-2.1.92mdk.i586.rpm
 8e3520db919980c762c7acce742f9831  9.2/SRPMS/tcpdump-3.7.2-2.1.92mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 9.2/AMD64:
 efd0e0b8f9796b3ba98d3da63d5b38c2  amd64/9.2/RPMS/tcpdump-3.7.2-2.1.92mdk.amd64.rpm
 8e3520db919980c762c7acce742f9831  amd64/9.2/SRPMS/tcpdump-3.7.2-2.1.92mdk.src.rpm

 Multi Network Firewall 8.2:
 3eaac937cfc3d2390a2eda8dd431fc56  mnf8.2/RPMS/tcpdump-3.7.2-2.1.M82mdk.i586.rpm
 a33365b5a8d47668764615ec6713869f  mnf8.2/SRPMS/tcpdump-3.7.2-2.1.M82mdk.src.rpm

 To upgrade automatically use MandrakeUpdate or urpmi.  The verification
 of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

 A list of FTP mirrors can be obtained from:

 All packages are signed by MandrakeSoft for security.  You can obtain
 the GPG public key of the Mandrake Linux Security Team by executing:

  gpg --recv-keys --keyserver 0x22458A98

 Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to

 You can view other update advisories for Mandrake Linux at:

 MandrakeSoft has several security-related mailing list services that
 anyone can subscribe to.  Information on these lists can be obtained by

 If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

 Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
 pub  1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Linux Mandrake Security Team

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