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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 12:26 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 200707-14 ] tcpdump: Integer overflow Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: tcpdump: Integer overflow (GLSA 200707-14)
Severity: high
Exploitable: remote
Date: July 28, 2007
Bug(s): #184815
ID: 200707-14

Synopsis

A vulnerability has been discovered in tcpdump, allowing for the execution of arbitrary code, possibly with root privileges.

Background

tcpdump is a tool for capturing and inspecting network traffic.

Affected Packages

Package: net-analyzer/tcpdump
Vulnerable: < 3.9.5-r3
Unaffected: >= 3.9.5-r3
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

mu-b from Digital Labs discovered that the return value of a snprintf() call is not properly checked before being used. This could lead to an integer overflow.

Impact

A remote attacker could send specially crafted BGP packets on a network being monitored with tcpdump, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running tcpdump, which is usually root.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All tcpdump users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-analyzer/tcpdump-3.9.5-r3"


References

CVE-2007-3798


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