tcpdump denial of service (SSA:2004-108-01)
Posted on: 04/17/2004 05:57 PM

An updated tcpdump package has been released for Slackware Linux

[slackware-security] tcpdump denial of service (SSA:2004-108-01)

Upgraded tcpdump packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, 9.1, and -current to fix denial-of-service issues. Sites using tcpdump should upgrade to the new packages.

More details about this issue may be found in the Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database:

The tcpdump advisory from Rapid7 may be found here:

Here are the details from the Slackware 9.1 ChangeLog:
Sat Apr 17 11:03:35 PDT 2004
patches/packages/tcpdump-3.8.3-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to tcpdump-3.8.3 and
libpcap-0.8.3. This fixes a couple minor bugs that shouldn't affect
32-bit ix86 Slackware, but we might as well have the latest.
According to

TCPDUMP version 3.8.3 has been released as of March 30, 2004. 3.8.3 is
identical to 3.8.2, but the version number has been incremented to
match libpcap.

LIBPCAP version 0.8.3 has been released as of March 30, 2004. 0.8.3
fixes a minor problem with gencode.c on 64-bit architectures. It also
carries the correct version numbers.
Tue Mar 30 22:16:38 PST 2004
patches/packages/tcpdump-3.8.2-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to tcpdump-3.8.2
and libpcap-0.8.2. Fixes denial-of-service security issues.
For more details, see:
(* Security fix *)


Updated package for Slackware 8.1:

Updated package for Slackware 9.0:

Updated package for Slackware 9.1:

Updated package for Slackware -current:


Slackware 8.1 package:
57c3a5656b747b582cea02e19a9056ae tcpdump-3.8.3-i386-1.tgz

Slackware 9.0 package:
95d1c065e62cedb27220b11cbf372dac tcpdump-3.8.3-i386-1.tgz

Slackware 9.1 package:
a67058fc63f2911b26bf389330c635c4 tcpdump-3.8.3-i486-1.tgz

Slackware -current package:
e68de3478dfdbcac5556a7b9646f9206 tcpdump-3.8.3-i486-2.tgz


Upgrade using upgradepkg (as root):
# upgradepkg tcpdump-3.8.3-i486-1.tgz


Slackware Linux Security Team

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