tcpdump Update for Debian
Posted on: 03/14/2003 09:01 PM

A new security update for Debian GNU/Linux has been released

DSA-261-1 tcpdump -- infinite loop

A problem has been discovered in tcpdump, a powerful tool for network monitoring and data acquisition. An attacker is able to send a specially crafted RADIUS network packet which causes tcpdump to enter an infinite loop.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 3.6.2-2.4.

The old stable distribution (potato) does not seem to be affected by this problem.

The unstable distribution (sid) is not affected by this problem anymore.

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