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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2004 8:56 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200404-03 ] Tcpdump Vulnerabilities in ISAKMP Parsing Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Tcpdump Vulnerabilities in ISAKMP Parsing (GLSA 200404-03)
Severity: high
Exploitable: remote
Date: March 31, 2004
Bug(s): #38206, #46258
ID: 200404-03

Synopsis

There are multiple vulnerabilities in tcpdump and libpcap related to parsing of ISAKMP packets.

Background

Tcpdump is a program for monitoring IP network traffic. Libpcap is a supporting library which is responsibile for capturing packets off a network interface.

Affected Packages

Package: net-analyzer/tcpdump
Vulnerable: <= 3.8.1
Unaffected: >= 3.8.3-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures

Package: net-libs/libpcap
Vulnerable: <= 0.8.1-r1
Unaffected: >= 0.8.3-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

There are two specific vulnerabilities in tcpdump, outlined in [ reference 1 ]. In the first scenario, an attacker may send a specially-crafted ISAKMP Delete packet which causes tcpdump to read past the end of its buffer. In the second scenario, an attacker may send an ISAKMP packet with the wrong payload length, again causing tcpdump to read past the end of a buffer.

Impact

Remote attackers could potentially cause tcpdump to crash or execute arbitrary code as the 'pcap' user.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time. All tcpdump users are encouraged to upgrade to the latest available version.

Resolution

All tcpdump users should upgrade to the latest available version. ADDITIONALLY, the net-libs/libpcap package should be upgraded.
Code:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=net-libs/libpcap-0.8.3-r1" ">=net-analyzer/tcpdump-3.8.3-r1"
# emerge ">=net-libs/libpcap-0.8.3-r1" ">=net-analyzer/tcpdump-3.8.3-r1"


References

Rapid7 Advisory
Red Hat Security Advisory
CVE Advisory


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