UPDATE: GLSA 200505-06: TCPDump
Posted on: 06/13/2005 04:42 PM

Another TCPDump security update is available

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory [UPDATE] GLSA 200505-06:02
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: TCPDump: Decoding routines Denial of Service vulnerability
Date: May 09, 2005
Updated: June 12, 2005
Bugs: #90541, #95349
ID: 200505-06:02

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Update
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While working on the tcpdump issues solved in the original version of this GLSA, Simon L. Nielsen from FreeBSD Security Team discovered a similar infinite loop DoS vulnerability in the BGP handling code (CAN-2005-1267). New packages have been released to address this new issue.

The updated sections appear below.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-analyzer/tcpdump lt; 3.8.3-r3 gt;= 3.8.3-r3

Description
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TCPDump improperly handles and decodes ISIS (CAN-2005-1278), BGP
(CAN-2005-1267, CAN-2005-1279), LDP (CAN-2005-1279) and RSVP
(CAN-2005-1280) packets. TCPDump might loop endlessly after receiving
malformed packets.

Resolution
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All TCPDump users should upgrade to the latest available version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=net-analyzer/tcpdump-3.8.3-r3"

References
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[ 1 ] CAN-2005-1267
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name
05-1267
[ 2 ] CAN-2005-1278
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name
05-1278
[ 3 ] CAN-2005-1279
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name
05-1279
[ 4 ] CAN-2005-1280
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name
05-1280

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200505-06.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0


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