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Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: tcpdump

Feb 28, 2003, 01:28 (0 Talkback[s])

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 255-1                     security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
February 27th, 2003                     http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : tcpdump
Vulnerability  : infinite loop
Problem-Type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id         : CAN-2003-0108

Andrew Griffiths and iDEFENSE Labs discovered a problem in tcpdump, a
powerful tool for network monitoring and data acquisition.  An
attacker is able to send a specially crafted network packet which
causes tcpdump to enter an infinite loop.

In addition to the above problem the tcpdump developers discovered a
potential infinite loop when parsing malformed BGP packets.  They also
discovered a buffer overflow that can be exploited with certain
malformed NFS packets.

For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been
fixed in version 3.6.2-2.3.

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

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in
version 3.7.1-1.2.

We recommend that you upgrade your tcpdump packages.


Upgrade Instructions
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wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
        will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
        will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.


Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
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  Source archives:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tcpdump/tcpdump_3.6.2-2.3.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:      587 7316fea776a03291973de9db5dda34a1
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tcpdump/tcpdump_3.6.2-2.3.diff.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:    10413 467813aab9a57869160e3082c7a11679
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tcpdump/tcpdump_3.6.2.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:   380635 6bc8da35f9eed4e675bfdf04ce312248

  Alpha architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tcpdump/tcpdump_3.6.2-2.3_alpha.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   213570 17577dd6cbe33e486dd8b193a3f188b0

  ARM architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tcpdump/tcpdump_3.6.2-2.3_arm.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   179598 005967e88f0895d8f962f07f3db525f7

  Intel IA-32 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tcpdump/tcpdump_3.6.2-2.3_i386.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   169482 2e6aadf125c8e7bbde3d0dd162201480

  Intel IA-64 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tcpdump/tcpdump_3.6.2-2.3_ia64.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   246744 c42598c647c1380689a7e196a7f685bb

  HP Precision architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tcpdump/tcpdump_3.6.2-2.3_hppa.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   192974 6d2133766c5e3d2dd5d8121a55d57bed

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tcpdump/tcpdump_3.6.2-2.3_m68k.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   157444 b20c63dca863d7e752eac1ac8089b469

  Big endian MIPS architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tcpdump/tcpdump_3.6.2-2.3_mips.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   188792 07f375adc0a86d704ce12e6f50036fa8

  Little endian MIPS architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tcpdump/tcpdump_3.6.2-2.3_mipsel.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   193058 46aa1ad7a702c9214e028c7f1f7bf877

  PowerPC architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tcpdump/tcpdump_3.6.2-2.3_powerpc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   176780 074f39b9dcc3d4d47f73c8e2052ff91c

  IBM S/390 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tcpdump/tcpdump_3.6.2-2.3_s390.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   174304 72e42bf4582d67d69b2f6bc84961f7db

  Sun Sparc architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/t/tcpdump/tcpdump_3.6.2-2.3_sparc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:   179182 e1ebe0dec3667c68f8213827e66826fe


  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next revision.


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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show <pkg>' and
http://packages.debian.org/<pkg>;