USN-119-1: tcpdump vulnerabilities
Posted on: 05/06/2005 04:20 AM

tcpdump security updates are available for Ubuntu Linux 4.10 and 5.04

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-119-1 May 06, 2005
tcpdump vulnerabilities
CAN-2005-1278, CAN-2005-1279, CAN-2005-1280
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A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:

Ubuntu 4.10 (Warty Warthog)
Ubuntu 5.04 (Hoary Hedgehog)

The following packages are affected:

tcpdump

The problem can be corrected by upgrading the affected package to version 3.8.3-3ubuntu0.1 (for Ubuntu 4.10), or 3.8.3-3ubuntu0.2 (for Ubuntu 5.04). In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes.

Details follow:

It was discovered that certain invalid GRE, LDP, BGP, and RSVP packets triggered infinite loops in tcpdump, which caused tcpdump to stop working. This could be abused by a remote attacker to bypass tcpdump analysis of network traffic.

Updated packages for Ubuntu 4.10 (Warty Warthog):

Source archives:

http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/t/tcpdump/tcpdump_3.8.3-3ubuntu0.1.diff.gz
Size/MD5: 10585 6c4901ccc742597d67e32ce32e2f3a5c
http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/t/tcpdump/tcpdump_3.8.3-3ubuntu0.1.dsc
Size/MD5: 672 ec71731f2e8f8fcaeb441468b8fd0a8e
http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/t/tcpdump/tcpdump_3.8.3.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5: 567116 30645001f4b97019677cad88d3811904

amd64 architecture (Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon)

http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/t/tcpdump/tcpdump_3.8.3-3ubuntu0.1_amd64.deb
Size/MD5: 255638 babb2cd9f5b5fc5d37dc745cb2aeaee6

i386 architecture (x86 compatible Intel/AMD)

http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/t/tcpdump/tcpdump_3.8.3-3ubuntu0.1_i386.deb
Size/MD5: 234566 0103496ba2f39329ece8d95dc8f6e4d1

powerpc architecture (Apple Macintosh G3/G4/G5)

http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/t/tcpdump/tcpdump_3.8.3-3ubuntu0.1_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5: 245482 4bb41525b737a837172f48e99beb5f3d

Updated packages for Ubuntu 5.04 (Hoary Hedgehog):

Source archives:

http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/t/tcpdump/tcpdump_3.8.3-3ubuntu0.2.diff.gz
Size/MD5: 10623 f1ca38c73c38e02d92a7aa8514e9e0e7
http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/t/tcpdump/tcpdump_3.8.3-3ubuntu0.2.dsc
Size/MD5: 672 109d4aff0a4e7f770bad49e2af5cd7b0
http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/t/tcpdump/tcpdump_3.8.3.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5: 567116 30645001f4b97019677cad88d3811904

amd64 architecture (Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon)

http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/t/tcpdump/tcpdump_3.8.3-3ubuntu0.2_amd64.deb
Size/MD5: 255614 bb885bb99cddaa7d2681e03d3506bd0e

i386 architecture (x86 compatible Intel/AMD)

http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/t/tcpdump/tcpdump_3.8.3-3ubuntu0.2_i386.deb
Size/MD5: 234534 88ee0436e9eac9c1fb5b5ffcae2d8e75

powerpc architecture (Apple Macintosh G3/G4/G5)


http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/t/tcpdump/tcpdump_3.8.3-3ubuntu0.2_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5: 245540 c5d94ffc34bf3dd1af3725a709b850e5


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