tcpdump (SSA:2007-230-01)
Posted on: 08/19/2007 09:44 AM

New tcpdump packages are available for Slackware 9.0, 9.1, 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, 11.0, and 12.0 to fix a security issue.

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

Here are the details from the Slackware 12.0 ChangeLog:
Upgraded to libpcap-0.9.7, tcpdump-3.9.7.
This new version fixes an integer overflow in the BGP dissector which
could possibly allow remote attackers to crash tcpdump or to execute
arbitrary code.
For more information, see:
(* Security fix *)

Where to find the new packages:

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Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab
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Updated package for Slackware 9.0:

Updated package for Slackware 9.1:

Updated package for Slackware 10.0:

Updated package for Slackware 10.1:

Updated package for Slackware 10.2:

Updated package for Slackware 11.0:

Updated package for Slackware 12.0:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 9.0 package:
3ac8262bcab4556d29db76c6bab77b4c tcpdump-3.9.7-i386-1_slack9.0.tgz

Slackware 9.1 package:
41cb8e80ae262be700aee5343d8e91a8 tcpdump-3.9.7-i486-1_slack9.1.tgz

Slackware 10.0 package:
c530e5cdde5dcaa16d4f1c5a85d96f32 tcpdump-3.9.7-i486-1_slack10.0.tgz

Slackware 10.1 package:
3b75b71c289c3d90ac0a3eab4c864879 tcpdump-3.9.7-i486-1_slack10.1.tgz

Slackware 10.2 package:
60d19664ef5c43f463e6d8dcb7f808bb tcpdump-3.9.7-i486-1_slack10.2.tgz

Slackware 11.0 package:
9dbfc4c5aac75837cfb661c06cad668b tcpdump-3.9.7-i486-1_slack11.0.tgz

Slackware 12.0 package:
f2b34a0c29485d8f942602b69fae0c70 tcpdump-3.9.7-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg tcpdump-3.9.7-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz


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