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Debian Security Advisory: New version of tcpdump released

Nov 20, 2000, 20:27 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Wichert Akkerman)

Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2000 16:14:11 +0100
From: Wichert Akkerman wichert@soil.nl
To: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Subject: [SECURITY] New version of tcpdump released


Debian Security Advisory                                        security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                                   Wichert Akkerman 
November 20, 2000


Package: tcpdump
Vulnerability: remote exploit
Debian-specific: no
During internal source code auditing by FreeBSD several buffer overflows were found which allow an attacker to make tcpdump crash by sending carefully crafted packets to a network that is being monitored with tcpdump.

This has been fixed in version 3.4a6-4.2.

wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.
You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato


Potato was released for the alpha, arm, i386, m68k, powerpc and sparc architectures.

Source archives:
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/tcpdump_3.4a6-4.2.diff.gz
MD5 checksum: 62a63a125250c0d636a6658910e0955b
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/tcpdump_3.4a6-4.2.dsc
MD5 checksum: 733e906052de894eddce7fa27437b1b2
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/source/tcpdump_3.4a6.orig.tar.gz
MD5 checksum: 8133ffe2af22d66c70419f48a42ac675

Alpha architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-alpha/tcpdump_3.4a6-4.2_alpha.deb
MD5 checksum: 7f89d984dbe54116c5aa34aae93e5357

ARM architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-arm/tcpdump_3.4a6-4.2_arm.deb
MD5 checksum: 69dd2892ef04adf55f74b80828c26f5e

Intel ia32 architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-i386/tcpdump_3.4a6-4.2_i386.deb
MD5 checksum: 906068aaeebbcb5f50ea1b2dd1aec4c0

Motorola 680x0 architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-m68k/tcpdump_3.4a6-4.2_m68k.deb
MD5 checksum: 17c6feed12c3875d051659526f16393f

PowerPC architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-powerpc/tcpdump_3.4a6-4.2_powerpc.deb
MD5 checksum: c850bdecfe6aded7728ef4b6d6549d8e

Sun Sparc architecture:
http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-sparc/tcpdump_3.4a6-4.2_sparc.deb
MD5 checksum: b7fbc7275e859c0b0db165349ecafaf0

For not yet released architectures please refer to the appropriate directory
ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/sid/binary-$arch/ .


apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
dpkg-ftp:ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org


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