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Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: tcpdump

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 478-1 Matt Zimmerman
April 6th, 2004

Package : tcpdump
Vulnerability : denial of service
Problem-Type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Ids : CAN-2004-0183 CAN-2004-0184

tcpdump, a tool for network monitoring and data acquisition, was found to contain two vulnerabilities whereby tcpdump could be caused to crash through attempts to read from invalid memory locations. This bug is triggered by certain invalid ISAKMP packets.

For the current stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in version 3.6.2-2.8.

For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 3.7.2-4.

We recommend that you update your tcpdump package.

Upgrade Instructions

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

Source archives:
Size/MD5 checksum: 587 3ea0f5275b154c914cdc9dea888e8a06
Size/MD5 checksum: 14097 7627c0d531403f0b0bdc7eaec51fb467
Size/MD5 checksum: 380635 6bc8da35f9eed4e675bfdf04ce312248

Alpha architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 214766 bf78750a3d7c0c963459eea70c45da6a

ARM architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 180688 c876fa96a530b66260e4310131ffd8df

Intel IA-32 architecture: Size/MD5 checksum: 170210 96f4b92404a0c7b70b1cb37d03d16b70

Intel IA-64 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 248364 b127ef521476369c4be62bb8b7de2ff2

HP Precision architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 196824 be99a94ba73d77f13626397cc1b20b4c

Motorola 680x0 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 158452 6c6679b4baf1c6b5b347d803d91acf83

Big endian MIPS architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 189936 90ccf025c9fab09251d6d60601e5c710

Little endian MIPS architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 194318 cf0dd499755794f3086e5d40d3190bec

PowerPC architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 177884 8a11b2a3fada3302b32d383ba2a5de44

IBM S/390 architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 175274 4541e31919482795ae84406f7122e06a

Sun Sparc architecture:
Size/MD5 checksum: 180776 d6b4803e379f9354eb4a3f4546bdc22b

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

For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list:
Package info: `apt-cache show <pkg>' and<pkg>