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Security update for tcpdump

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(Last modified: 16JUN2005)


solutions Security update for tcpdump SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (bd6998678d5bd996ff251f8fe2d75bfa)

Applies to

Package: tcpdump
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM POWER
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Open Enterprise Server
Patch: patch-10246
Release: 20050616
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone should update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

This update fixes various bugs that could make tcpdump run into an infinite
loop or crash when analyzing certain specially crafted packets. These bugs are
considered security relevant as tcpdump is often used to analyze security
relevant network traffic (CAN-2005-1278, CAN-2005-1279, CAN-2005-1280).

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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