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Security update for package tcpdump

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(Last modified: 10MAR2003)


solutions Security update for package tcpdump SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (1b7bf424e2126adbbf2086824ce24248)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE eMail Server 3.1
SuSE eMail Server III
SuSE Firewall Adminhost VPN
SuSE Linux Admin-CD for Firewall
SuSE Firewall on CD 2 - VPN
SuSE Firewall on CD 2
SuSE Linux Connectivity Server
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA32
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA64
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for PowerPC
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Office Server
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF
UnitedLinux 1.0

Package: tcpdump
Release: 20030310
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone using tcpdump should install this patch.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

The packet analyzer tool tcpdump can be tricked to get stuck in an infinite loop by sending malformed ISAKMP or BGP packages. tcpdump will not process any further packages while in this state of endless processing. Additionally a possible buffer overflow in the NFS handling code has been found.

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh tcpdump.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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