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Security update for package tcpdump

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(Last modified: 22JAN2004)


solutions Security update for package tcpdump SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (27149b8f7feae5e2b22e02851f0a3af3)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for PowerPC
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0
SuSE Linux School Server for i386
SuSE Linux Standard Server 8
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF
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 Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4

Package: tcpdump
Release: 20040122
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone using tcpdump should install this update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

The code for handling ISAKMP and RADIUS messages contained bugs which allowed remote attackers to crash tcpdump or to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running tcpdump.

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

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Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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